I am trying to do the Wright’s Six Hour Sweater and I need to switch back and forth between size 17 and 13 needles. My question is, when I switch needles, am I supposed to leave the needle that is a different size in the yarn until the row is completed or do I remove it and make sure I am using the same sized needles? I am so confused. I have frogged this twice already, not because of this, but because I wasn’t really paying attention to the directions.
Here are the instructions:
Back/Front (make two pieces alike) * With size 17 needles and two strands of yarn, cast on 34(38:42) sts. * Change to size 13 needles and work in k2, p2 ribbing as follows: Row 1 (right side): *K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * across. Row 3 - 8: Rep rows 1 and 2 three times more. * Change to size 17 needles and work in stockinette st. with 2 sts at each end in garter st as follows: Row 9: Knit. Row 10: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2. Rep rows 9 and 10 until piece measures 13(13-1/2:14)" from cast-on edge, ending with a wrong side row. * Change to size 13 needles and work yoke as follows: Next Row: * K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Next Row: K4, * p2, k2; rep from * to last 6 sts, p2, k4. Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 19(19-1/2:20)" from cast-on edge, ending with a wrong side row. Using size 17 needle, bind off in knit. * Finishing: Leaving 11" neck opening, sew shoulder seams. Sew 12" side seam. Weave in ends. * Enjoy!
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