Friday, September 21, 2007

Sleeve Caps

I'm nearly finished my first sleeve cap! Yaaay, so close. But I've run into a little problem. I want to make sure that I'm not skipping something that I shouldn't. After you do your series of decreasing at each end of RS, the instructions say:

Dec 1 st each end of needle every fourth RS row 0 (0, 2, 2, 0, 0) times.
BO 0 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next two rows.

I'm knitting the second size, so I wouldn't have to decrease every fourth row. So I can just skip that little bit entirely, right? And just go right on to BO 2 on the next row? The fact that the first bit doesn't say something like, "For sizes 39.5 and 43.5 only" is throwing me off.


Amanda said...


Yeah, I had to think about that part of the pattern for awhile when I got to it, too. I went ahead and skipped that "every 4th row" bit entirely (I knit the smallest size). Anyway, I'm not sure if that's what we're supposed to be doing, but I'm happy with my sleeves!

Danielle said...

If it worked out, that sounds good to me! I went ahead and did the same. I held my sleeve up to my arm and wrapped it around and it looks great, so I guess that was right. Thanks!

Bobbi said...

I did the same as the other two commenters and I'm happy with my sleeves.

deb said...

HELP!! I'm having issues with wonky edge stitches on the stockinette part of the front. The first two stitches are loose and ugly. I've tried a tighter tension, slipping the stitch knitwise on each row....nothing seems to be working.