Surry Hills pattern by Maria Magnusson (Olsson)

Looking for assistance on following directions for binding off sleeves. I am at the point where it states On final row K until 6 sts remain, place next 12 sts on scrap yarn and then knit next sleeve. I have 44 sts all together of which 12 were increase. I guess I’m stuck at what do I do with remaining stitches after placicing 12 on scrap yarn as it doesn’t provide an explanation UNLESS I am not seeing it.

After placing the 12 sleeve sts on scrap yarn, you can place the rest of the sleeve on a separate piece of scrap yarn or on a spare cable from an interchangeable needle (something flexible). Knit a second sleeve and place 12sts on scrap yarn and the rest of the sleeve on hold as well.

The next part connects the sleeves to the body of the cardigan. It’s going to be a matter of knitting across the right front, then across the larger number of sleeve sts which are on hold (not the 12sts which will form the underarm), the back, the second sleeve and finally the left front. The 12sts on the sleeves and corresponding 12 body sts at each side will line up and form the underarm which will be joined later.

If that isn’t the problem, just come back and ask again. Thanks very much for the pattern link!

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Thanks for your fast response! I truly appreciate the help. :blush:


It’s been a while. I finally got back to working the Surry Hills Cardigan. I still get confused with the instructions stating On final row knit until 6 stitches remain. Are these the six stitches before the stitch marker for the underarm which consists of 12 sts?
The next sentence states place the next 12 sts on scrap yarn. You’re then instructed to break scrap yarn and work the next sleeve. 52 sts incl. sts put aside.
Thank you for any assistance in understanding this part! Mary K

You are knitting the sleeve in the round?
Yes, these are the last 6sts before the stitch marker for the underarm. On the final round, place the last 6sts and the first 6sts on scrap yarn for the underarm (a total of 12sts with the stitch marker in the middle).
Break the main working yarn here leaving about a 12" tail. You can then use this tail to graft or 3 needle bind off the underarm and sleeve sts.

I’m so glad that you’re back to finishing this lovely lacey cardigan.

Thanks for your response! I have 2 stitch markers going - 1 before and 1 after the the 12 sts for the underarm. The way I’m reading this pattern it’s referring to the last 6 sts before the 1st stitch marker….that would be the last six sts of row 11 which is a pattern stitch. Every even row is just knit. Am I reading this correctly because when I get to the part for joining the bodice and arms I’m lost! :slightly_frowning_face:

It should be the 12sts that are between the markers that are placed on hold. The increases are on either side of these markers. Those 12sts between the markers are directly at the side seam and the underarm, aren’t they? Those sts then go on hold for the underarm.
All I can figure is that the pattern seems to be thinking of a “phantom” side seam marker which is in the middle of these 12sts when it says knit until 6sts remain.

When you join the sleeves to the bodice the sts which go on hold are the 12 sleeve sts at the
underarm between the 2 sleeve markers. They match up with the 12 underarm bodice sts and be seamed later. These sets of 12 have been worked in stockinette on both the sleeves and bodice.

Thank you for all your help! I will try and see what happens and keep you posted in case anyone else has these questions. Thanks again! MK

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