Help with sweater pattern?

Hi all,

I’m new to this forum (and newish to knitting having started in July 2020); so please forgive my nervousness, over formality and ignorance. I’ve already learned how to knit a fair few things of varying complexity: hats, socks, fingerless gloves, one top down raglan sweater with relative success.
I’m working on The Witching Hour by Dear Ingenue (a beautiful “swoncho” pattern) and I’m really stumped by this section for making the short row shaping after the collar). I would be eternally grateful if someone could explain it to this dumb newbie. :slight_smile:

It is as follows:
SHORT ROW SHAPING In this section you will be working flat, going back and forth across the beginning of the rnd
Short Row Set-up Rnd: K 88 (96, 105, 114, 123) sts, place unique CBM, k to end
Short Row 1 (RS): K to CBM, slip marker, k 30 (33, 35, 38, 40) turn
Short Row 2 (WS): Dbl St, p 60 (66, 70, 76, 60) turn
Short Row 3: Dbl St, k to 3 sts before Dbl St, turn
Short Row 4: Dbl St, p to 3 sts before Dbl St, turn
Rnd 1: K to EOR (Note: This is not a full rnd, only the rest of the round from the previous Short Row. Remove CBM when you get to it)
Rnd 2: K, when you come to a Dbl St, knit it as if it was one st

The bits I’m stuck on are “Short Row 4: Dbl St, p to 3 sts before Dbl St, turn”
If I turn here and start knitting Rnd 1 then I create a gap? I’m not sure EOR means end of round or end of row? It’s not listed in the abbreviations.

That’s all that’s written for the short row section. The pattern doesn’t tell me to repeat any of it. I feel like I’m missing something obvious. I don’t know if anyone can clarify what she’s saying (in a kind of knitting for dummies way)? I’m really determined to knit this pattern and I don’t want to give up on it.

Many thanks!

Welcome to the forum!
You’ve already taken on some adventurous patterns and certainly this is another one.

EOR is end of round in this case. There should be a marker, usually called the end of round marker. If not, the yarn tail from your cast on may be a guide.
Yes, turning will leave a small hole but knitting rounds 1 and 2 will complete the double stitch by knitting both legs together and closing any hole.
There are just the 4 short rows for this part of the pattern. Often the purpose is to lift the back neck of the sweater to improve the fit.

Thanks for your speedy reply! :+1:I got frustrated with it and unravelled the whole thing but I will give it another go and keep you updated!

Oh ugh, sorry to hear that. It may help to insert a lifeline before you start the short rows. That way you can go back if necessary to start the short rows again without having to rip out all your work.

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I mistakenly thought I wouldn’t need a lifeline! :blush: Luckily I hadn’t gotten very far in the pattern before reaching the short row section, frogging it wasn’t too bad.

I want to clarify something as I’m restarting it, do I need to do a double stitch as I begin Round 1

“Rnd 1: K to EOR (Note: This is not a full rnd, only the rest of the round from the previous Short Row. Remove CBM when you get to it)”

If I don’t I won’t be able to close the gap made by the turn at the end of short row 4?

Again sorry if I sound a bit thick here!

Thanks again!

As Rnd 1 says, it’s not a full round so there will be double sts left unresolved.
When you work Rnd 2 however, you will be working the full round and that is when the left over double stitches are worked.
Rnd 2: K, when you come to a Dbl St, knit it as if it was one st

You’re questions are all good ones. It’s important to think about what happens to the sts from previous rows as you work a pattern.

I got past that particular short row section. Looks ok :crossed_fingers: Thanks salmonmac.

I don’t know any knitters and I’m “youtube educated” so this forum is a godsend.
Probably one of the hardest patterns I’ve knitted so far and I’m starting on the colorwork! Absolutely terrified but it’s kind of exciting.

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That’s part of the fun of knitting! Have a good time working it.

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Just stopping by to cheer you on.
It’s a great pattern, it looks so intricate with the colour work, I’m sure it’s going to be fun to knit. How exciting.

Looking forward to seeing the progress!

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Probably the wrong place to post works in progress but I wanted to share with you lovely folks how far I’ve gotten

Arrgh… I think I just noticed a mistake in the colorwork but its way too time consuming to attempt to correct it!

Looks fabulous!

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Thank you! :slight_smile:

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Can’t see the mistake but as my grandmother would say, “If you can’t see it from a galloping horse, it isn’t there.” We’re always so much more critical of our own work.
The sweater is a work of art. Gorgeous stranding and nary a pucker in sight!

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:blush: You’re right. Thank you, your comments mean a lot!

Hope it’s ok to post this here. I finally blocked this sweater that I started in late January and wanted to show you all!

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There is no stopping you! This sweater is gorgeous: technique, colors, the whole look. It looks like you have been knitting for decades. Thanks so much for letting us see the finished sweater.

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Very impressive. Thanks for posting, it’s lovely to see the finished projects.

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Thank you for the kind words :blush: They mean a lot!

:blush: Thank you!