Decreases at the neck on a Baby Cardi

by Delia

Hello

I hope you can help me please. I'm knitting a baby's round neck cardigan with set in sleeves.

The pattern is telling me to cast off at the neck which I've done and looks fine.

However, the next row is telling me to cast of 1 stitch at the end of this and the next 7 rows which means casting off at the armhole edge as well as the neck edge.

I've done this and it looks odd and I guess the garment won't fit together correctly when I come to assemble it.

Do you think it should read 'neck edge only' as other patterns do?

Many thanks

Delia

YOUR ANSWER


It is entirely possible that it should read at the neck edge only.

Typos unfortunately do happen, and unless someone let's the designer or the publisher know, they are often left uncorrected.

If it is a modern pattern (published recently) you might be able to check for any updates or addendum s to the pattern online.

Failing that I would follow your gut and only decrease at the neck edge.

One way to check is to stop knitting the body and complete the sleeve, the length and depth of the armhole shaping will give you an indication of whether or not the extra shaping at the armhole side of the body specified by the pattern instructions is right or wrong.

Doing this check is not fool-proof, but it might prevent you from having to unpick and re-do the piece you are knitting now.

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