Hi, this is my first post. I’m taking up knitting (again) and this time I’m determined to actually finish a project. I’ve started small - literally - with a hooded sweater for my three year old.
I’ve run into an issue with the front. The pattern called for me to shape the neck as follows (starting from a width of 72 stitches):
- knit 31 stitches, turn and place remaining stitches on a keeper (big safety pin thingy).
- on next 9 rows, decrease one stitch at neckline, then continue until front measures 17.5 inches long. Cast Off.
Okay, so I did that. The next step, though, is to start with the remaining 41 stitches, and to cast off ten at the bottom of the neck, then go on to repeat the directions above.
My question - how do I start the wool again in this location (smack in the middle of the garment), without making a mess? I mean, although I’ve done a pretty good job with the tension, the stiches are a bit pulled to one side due to the cast offs and the keeper pulling in the opposite directions. It looks like I’m going to have to anchor the yarn with a knot, which I’m afraid will pull. Argh.