I have knitted my first sweater and so far it has gone really well…until now :wall: :wall:
The pattern us Hayfield 00317. I’m really stuck. The pattern states:
Join right shoulder seam. With Rs facing and using 5.5 needles and mc, pick up and knit 19 stitches down left side of neck, knit across 14 sts at centre front (I have these on a needle holder) , pick up and knit 19 sts up right side of neck then knit across 30 sts for back neck. 82 sts. (I have 30 sts on the back on a needle holder) work 8 cms in rib. Cast off looskyin Riga join left shoulder seam.
I joined the right seam, then I picked up 19 on the left, knitted 14 on the needle holder at centre front then picked up 19 at the right. It’s here it falls apart. There is a huge amount of excess sweater at the back before I should knit the 30 stitches. I have already unpicked the right seam and it still looks as though there is a big discrepancy between the front shoulder seam and the back.
I’m at the stage of just ripping it out but I really want to knit sweaters and the patterns I have seem to have the same method.
If needed I can post a photo of the neck. I just don’t know where the extra has come on the right back. If I look at the left side, both back and front match. If I pin where the right and left neck shoul knit I have this 3 inches of excess at the back right shoulder.