Confused about how to work the decreases and extra stitches near the front neckline? Here’s what I did.
Work until knitting measures one row short of 44-48-52 cm.
First Round: Assuming that the beginning of the round starts at the middle of the extra stitches (steeks) on the front; bind off the left half of the extra stitches on the front and continue following the pattern as set until the last half of the extra stitches. Bind off those stitches. Once this round is finished all extra stitches at the front have been bound off. Break working yarns.
Second Round: Place first 15-17-17 stitches on holder. Cast on six extra stitches (first half of extra stitches) alternating colors as needed. Now following the pattern as set continue knitting until 15-17-17 pattern stitches remain in this round. Place these stitches on a holder. Cast on seven extra stitches (remaining extra stitches) alternating colors as needed. There are now seven extra stitches on the right needle and six on the left.
Next Round: Knit the first six extra stitches as set. Next, knit the first two pattern stitches together (k2tog). Continue knitting the round, following the pattern as set until two pattern stitches remain. With these two stitches work a SSK decrease. Now knit the last seven extra stitches as set.
Following rounds: Continue working decreases every other round, until a total of 7 stitches have been decreased on each side of the extra stitches.
Sorry I didn’t have time to finish watching Jean’s DVD this week so, no review as promised. Maybe I’ll find time to work on it this coming week.