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I am new at this knitting thing.  I’ve knitted the back of the top, which was straight knitting to make a 12” square.  Can someone please explain to me this instruction, “(Shape the Neck and Armhole); bind off center 39 sts for neck and working both sides at one...” (huh)

Am I replacing the needles to accomplish this?


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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Ava625 wrote Nov 4, 2008
    • I hope you received help by now. But if not here it goes. ‘Binding off center 39 sts’ means you’ll be making the scoop part of the neck. Lets say you have 51 sts, you’ll be knitting 6 sts then binding off 39 sts and knitting 6 sts. So what you have left is 12 sts; 6 on each side. These 12 stitches are the shoulders.

      I hope this makes sense.

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      Stacy Gandy wrote Jan 2, 2009
    • Thanks Ava625!

      I’m still ‘pluggin’ at the sweater, (and have pulled it apart 2 million times), but it’s coming along.  I will post pics when done!

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