Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Separating the sleeves from the body question

OK so I'm ready to separate the sleeves from the body of Fifi. I've read the directions about 50 times and I'm confused. Is the beginning of the round marker the first marker? So do I knit from there to the 2nd marker THEN put THOSE stitches on waste yarn? And cast on then knit across to the next marker( 3rd) knit across to the 4th put those on waste yarn and cast on then knit across the back to the beginning? Am I thinking this correctly? The smaller sections are supposed to be the sleeves? Kristeen can you or someone please clear this up for me?



KnitsAtTrafficLights said...

I had the exact same problem....I ended up using the first marker (the beginning of the round) as the first marker for the first sleeve.

I placed the stitches between markers 1 and 2 on scrap yarn, keeping the first marker as the beginning of the round (now under the sleeve) and then proceeded to marker 3 and placed the stitches between 3 and 4 on scrap yarn. I only had to increase one or two stitches at the underarm to stay in pattern. As far as I can tell, it is working out great.

I think my initial problem was I was over thinking the separation. I read the instructions repeatedly for 3 days then just took a leap of faith. HTH.

knitter per se said...

I can't believe you didn't get more comments on this topic!! I thought the instructions on this part of the pattern were horrible!! Did you ever get it figured out? I had the same questions...and more! I just hope I added enough under each arm to make the center panel actually centered! I'll try on after one more row.

Did you end up with holes under the arms? Right now it looks like there are huge holes under the arms, but I think this will be remedied when I pick up stitches from body during sleeve finishing.

Good Luck!