So I got the 2008 knitting calendar for Christmas and of course as a knitting compulsion dictates, I had to start a project. Enter “Halfa” by Leanne Dyck. Totally cute and doable. Right? (Marge Simpson like groan).
You can use any worsted weight yarn (I am stash busting so Patons Classic Wool) on size 8 needles.
You can also use any stitch, garter, seed, moss, etc. I am using stock stitch. Okay.
Back and Front
Cast on 60 (got it) work in desired pattern for 8 inches (you bet) Use 3 needle cast off technique to bind off 15 stitches at the beg and end of his row (this is where it gets dicey).
So I did a front piece with 60 stitches and 15 bo beg and end, and the back piece, 15 beg and end. So, how do I do a 3 needle cast off? The front and back are done separately.
Now, here we go to my second problem
Place 60 st (30 front and 30 from back) on circular needles and work for 6 inches. Cast off
Okay, so again, back and front are already seamed, and then am I picking up the stitches? Because these 30 and 30 are not bound off so they are live stitches, so am I putting these on a stitch holder?
Sleeves (I got this)
Sew on sleeves
Sew shoulders and sleeves seams. End both sleeve seams 5" from under arm
Weave in ends
Okay, I am totally lost on the finishing,because I don’t have anywhere near 5 inches to seam.
I casted on 72 stitches since I am curvier then the average bear, and adjusted the math accordingly (36 instead of 30, etc.)
Can any one help? Ingrid? Suzeeq? Anyone…