I’m knitting up my first pullover sweater, which is a Hogwarts Quidditch Sweater. I made it through the armhole part; it was really going okay until I reached the neck shaping. Here’s what the pattern says:
“Work first 44 sts; work next 12 sts and place on holder for neck; work rem 44 sts.”
"Working each side separately, cast off 4 sts at neck edge on next 2 rows. Cast off 2 sts at neck edge on following 2 rows. "
- So I googled working each side separately and put one side on a second stitch holder. I think somewhere in this step and the next one is where I went wonky. On one side, I knitted toward the neck edge to get that side at the beginning, cast off the four stitches and finished the row, knit my way back to the neck edge, and repeated. Am I supposed to cast off at the end of a row too? I thought you could only cast off at the beginning. Are they referring to the other side as a second row? I’m confused!
“Dec 1 st on neck edge every other row 7 times. Work even until 26 1/2” (67.3 cm) from the beg.”
- I honestly have no idea if I did this part wrong too. Am I interpreting this correctly, in that it means basically a deduction of 7 stitches over 14 rows?
After the armhole shaping, you are supposed to cast off 11 stitches at the armhole edge 4 times and then cast off the remaining 9 stitches. I don’t have enough stitches left. I cast off 11 and finished the row, knit my way back, and then only had 16 stitches left.
Somehow I’ve gone very wrong here. Please help! One can only frog so much before it gets disheartening.