Just trying to do the part where I read and try to understand how the pattern is laid out…
The sweater pattern I picked for the Sweater KAL seems to say that you knit the body in 2x2 rib, set aside a certain number of stitches for the armholes, knit the sleeves seperately, and then attach them to the body. But then it talks about continung the rib after the sleeves are made, and I don’t get it.
The relevant portion of the pattern is here:
[b]Sleeve (make 2)
With dpns, CO 52 [60, 68, 76, 82] sts. Place marker and join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist.
Work in 2x2 rib until work measures 2.5[3, 3.5, 4, 4.5] inches. Place next 12[14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn. Place all rem sts on spare dpns, break yarn, leaving a long tail. Set aside.
Join Sleeves to Body
NOTE: Read through this entire step before beginning.
Using circular needle and ball of yarn attached to body, and working in 2x2 rib as set, work across 40[46, 52, 58, 64] sts of one sleeve, work across 60[66, 74, 82, 88] sts of front of body, work across 40[46, 52, 58, 64] sts of second sleeve, work across 60[66, 74, 82, 88] sts of back of body.
There should now be 200[224, 252, 280, 304] sts on the circular needle, and the sleeves and body should be joined, ready for the yoke to be worked. At the underarms, the sts on waste yarn from the body and from the sleeves will be opposite each other. These sts will be joined later on.[/b]
I can’t see in my head exactly what I’m supposed to do (like I can with some patterns) here, and it’s making me nervous… in the underlined portion especially… :shock: