Hello. I am working on my first cardigan. I have finished the back and the left front. Now I am nearing the top of the right front, and it says to reverse all shapings. I understand what this means, but I’m wondering about casting off stitches this way. If I cast off four stitches at the beginning of the row on the left front, do I cast off at the end of the row on the right front? And if so, how do I do this? (I’m unsure how to cast off at the END of a row. :??) Thanks in advance for any help.
You can’t cast off at the end of a row, so either cast off one row before or one row after the row number you used on the other side. I usually do it one row later. The one row difference won’t show on the finished product.
If you were doing a one piece garment part ( the back of a sweater for example) you do the armhole shaping: bind off x stitches at beginning of next two rows, so by doing it one row later on one side it’s the same thing.
Hope this is clear.
I am not at the same point that Kayeknit was and I still don’t understand the ‘reverse’. I am working in stockingette stitch, and the left side is finished. So, now, working on the right front, if I bind off one row before or one row after will I be decreasing from the purl side? So instead of knit 2, k2together, for the decrease, will I be working a purl 2, p2together?
[quote=“Jackie M.”]I am not at the same point that Kayeknit was and I still don’t understand the ‘reverse’.
Meant to say “I am NOW at the same point”
That would work. The reversing is just to decrease the same number of stitches on the neck side and arm side as you did before. If it gets thrown off a row it won’t make any difference.