• Members 12 posts
    Nov. 5, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

    I have made it to the neck/collar and all is looking excellent.

    The pattern says to pick up an even number of stitches around the neck but does not specify the number of stitches. I am not particularly good at picking up stitches in a situation like this and benefit greatly from knowing how many stitches to pick up. Is this an error in the pattern that the number was omitted, or is this correct?

    Thank you!
    Erica

  • Nov. 7, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

    No, it isn't an error exactly. It is just difficult to calculate because we don't enter your gauge in ribbing with the smaller needles. You will be safe if you simply pick up a stitch in every horizontal edge (the front and the back) and, say, three out of four stitches along the sides of the neckline (or even one st in every stitch). Because it is ribbing on a smaller needle, the neckline tends to pull in anyway. If the number does not turn out to be an even number, simply p2tog in the last stitch of your first round. Then you don't even have to count the stitches to make sure it is an even number. I do this regularly because I can't be bothered to make sure it is an even number when I pick them up. :-)

    Please post a picture of your sweater. I would love to see it!

    Frank

  • Members 12 posts
    Nov. 8, 2019, 4:26 a.m.

    Thank you! This is very helpful. I am going to give it a go!