And thanks in advance for your much needed advice and help. I’m currently knitting a sweater for my little one from Debbie Bliss called ‘Zipped Jacket with Hood’ (I’ve attached a pic as i cant put the pic or the link in as this is my first post)
I have already completed knitting the back and both the front sides and one sleeve. I wanted to complete the shoulder seam so that i could accurately measure the appropriate length for the arms for my little one. And i’m totally flummoxed on how to do this.
The back and fronts are stocking stitch with a moss stitch border on the bottom half and a cable/moss stitch pattern on the top half.
The pattern has four rows and here are the last two for reference (taken from the left front for brevity):
Row 3: *P1, [K1,P1] 4 times, C4B, K2, (repeat from * once), P1,[k1,p1] 4 times, k1
Row 4: k1, p1, [k1, p5, k1, p8] 2 times, k1, p5, k1, p1
The shoulder shaping called a 12 stitch cast off at the beg of a row, followed by a worked row and then another 12 stitch cast off. The shoulder shaping on the back matches the shoulders.
so the question is: how do i join them? From all my online research it would seem if they were straight and ‘live’ a three needle cast off would be great but they arent either. I’ve read a bit about kirtchner but have no idea what that would mean and how to do it… is there another way?
all your help deeply appreciated.
mom in distress