Knitting sleeves on a sweater

I’m knitting sleeves for a sweater and the pattern says

“SLEEVES: Cast on 41 (41, 49, 49) sts. Knit 4 rows. Purl 1 row. Work in Border, then St st, same as Back, shaping sides by inc 1 st each end of 19th row, then every 4th row until there are 55 (59, 63, 67) sts. Work even until 10 (11, 12, 12)” from beg, end P row."

What does it mean to 1) work in border, 2) work st st “same as back”


After the first 4 rows, do the Border stitch section, then stockinette stitch the same as you did on the Back piece. As you do that you begin to inc on the 19th row at the beg and end of the row, then every 4th row after that until you have the stitches for your size.

I don’t understand the border stitch part…how do you stitch the border stitch section? Is that a special kind of stitch?

Work in Border, then St st, same as Back,

Have you done the back? It looks as though the border is also part of the back. Somewhere in your pattern it should give an explanation, I think. Can you post a link to the pattern?

No the border stitch is just a section of sts on your pattern. You would have done it as part of the back. At the top of your pattern it should explain how to do the sts.

It’s the sleeves part. For some reason I still can’t get my head around it… :confused:

After you work the first few rows, the back reads - "Work Border as follows:
[B]Rows 1 and 7 (Right Side)[/B]: K1, * yo, K2, SK2P, K2, yo, K1; rep from * across.
[B]Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10[/B]: Purl.
[B]Rows 3 and 9[/B]: K1, * K1, yo, K1, SK2P, K1, yo, K2; rep from * across.
[B]Rows 5 and 11[/B]: K1, * K2, yo, SK2P, yo, K3; rep from * across.
[B]Rows 12-15[/B]: Knit.
[B]Rows 16 and 18[/B]: Purl.
[B]Row 17[/B]: K1, * yo, P2tog; rep from * across.
[B]Rows 19-23[/B]: Knit.
[B]Row 24[/B]: Purl.
[B]Row 25[/B]: K1, * K2, sl 1 knitwise, K1, yo, K1, pass the slipped st over the last 3 sts, K3; rep from * across.
[B]Rows 26, 28, 30[/B]: Purl.
[B]Row 27[/B]: K1, * K1, K2tog, yo, K1, yo, SSK, K2; rep from * across.
[B]Row 29[/B]: K1, * K2tog, yo, K3, yo, SSK, K1; rep from * across.
[B]Row 31[/B]: K2tog, * yo, K5, yo **, SK2P; rep from * to last 2 sts, end at **; SSK.

Then after that you do plain stockinette st. You do that for the sleeves too - Cast on, knit 4 rows, purl 1 row, then do the 32 rows of the border section and switch to stockinette stitch. While you work the stitch pattern increase sts at the beginning and end of the 19th row, then every 4 rows after that.

Oh thank you so much! I probably should’ve have looked through the whole pattern. Thanks!!

So you’re starting with the sleeves then? That’s fine, and when it mentions a stitch pattern you do need to look through the whole thing for an explanation of that stitch pattern if it’s not plain garter, ribbing or stockinette.

I have a sleeve related question. I have started to knit a baby cardigan I have 51 stitches right and left side and 92 stitches on the back. The next part of pattern says " join sleeves by work pattern stitch 51 st front right 44 st of sleeve, 92 of back, 44 sleeve and 51 front. Isn’t this 88 more stitches than I have. Very confussed. How do I do this. Thanks so much

There are directions for sleeves somewhere in the pattern which are worke up to the point of joining them to the fronts and back. The sleeves have 44sts each. (You may need to put aside the fronts and back while you make the sleeves.) The directions you quote are for joining the sleeves by working one front 51sts, a sleeve 44sts, the back 92sts, the second sleeve 44sts, and then the other front 51sts.