I am 80% finished with my 1st sweater but i’m stuck in how to do the hood. My confusion comes in the beginning where it states to leave the 8 center sts free… well here goes the whole pattern. Its the Lion Brank Hooded Knitted Sweater.
With RS facing and larger needles pick up and k34 sts around neck starting at right side of neck and [B][U]leaving center 8 sts. free.[/U][/B]
Work in St st for 9", inc 10 sts evenly spaced across first row -44 sts around neck. Placing half of Hood sts on 2nd needle work 3 needle bind off across Hood top seam.
Facing edging with RS facing and smaller needles, pick up approximately 57 sts around front edge of Hood. Work in K1P1 rib for 4 rows. Work in St st for 4 rows.
BO loosely on last row with larger needle. [B][U]Sew rib/roll Front at center neck, overlapping center fronts right over left for females. (the opposite for males)[/U][/B]
The bold areas are my confusion. How do I sew the front rib to the back and what about those free 8 sts…???
Please anyone give me some of your wisdom.
Thanks for your help!!