Garnstudio Directions Question

I am making a cardigan sweater for a child. The pattern creates a collar by increasing along the button hole edge. As you are creating this collar the pattern states the following:

When piece measures 45 cm. cast off outermost 17 sts for shoulder and continue in stocking sts over remining 15 sts as follows:
[COLOR=“Red”]2 rows garter sts over all sts, 2 rows garter sts over only the outermost 9 sts.[/COLOR] repeat from - until collar measures 5.5 cms.

What does that portion in red mean?

Thanks for any help you can offer.


Those instrucions [I]are [/I]confusing. :?? Could it mean the center 9? That would make more sense. If you did the outermost 9 on each edge, that would be 18. It could be that they would overlap in the center.

Hard to tell.:think:

Is it for the back or the fronts? If it’s for one of the fronts, then `outermost 9’ of 15 sts would make sense.

:doh:Of course. That never occurred to me!

Ok, if it is the outer most 9 what do I do with the other 6 sts (since there are 15 total)?

It says to repeat between the *'s until 5.5 cm, so you knit two rows of all the stitches, then knit the 9 edge stitches for two rows, then knit all, the end, etc, until you get to the right length.

Oh yeah… short rows for the collar.

Thanks for your help. I think the reason it is that way is to make a curve in the collar around the neck too.

Yes, that’s how short rows work.