Needle question

I am making this sweater (my first) and am almost though with the back of it (not the “Shape Shoulders” part yet) and wondered…was I supposed to be switching needles every time I was using the blue (CB)? I didn’t do that and now am thinking I should have since I casted on and knit 4 rows with the blue. Is it okay that I didn’t? Should I start now or should I just knit the rest of the sweater like the back? Thanks!

http://www.coatsandclark.com/fun_and_free/knit_out_2003/lw1371.htm

No, you shouldn’t have switched needles during the sweater. Sweaters almost always start with smaller needles for the edges to make them a little tighter so they don’t flare out. You did it correctly. :thumbsup:

Great! Thank you for the response. I will continue and hope it turns out well. I am doing this sweater for practice before I start on one for my mother in law for Mother’s Day (pattern “To Dye For” in Stitch-N-Bitch Handbook).

The best way to learn how to construct a sweater is to knit baby/kids sweaters. Small, but built the same way.