|Needle set-up for A-line shaped side|
|3-prong tool decrease to rib stitch|
Decreasing in rib with an uneven needle arrangement like this – what to do:
. . . l l l . l l l . l l l . ~ l l l . l l l . l l l . l l l . . .
. . . . l . . . l . . . l .~ . . l . . . l . . . l . . . .
|transfer rib stitch up, 6 sts on MB|
When setting up the needle arrangement, add an extra needle at the right side and select from the centre so that you have the same thing at each edge. For the Back and Fronts, which will be decreased at the side seams, I had my edges with three stitches on the main bed at the ends and these remained constant throughout, meaning that the three edge stitches were moved in one space, putting the decrease on the now third needle from the edge. If there was a rib stitch within that, then, transfer it up to the main bed (knit the tuck stitch through before transferring up) and put the empty needle out of work. After getting rid of the rib stitch, there will be five stitches on the main bed. Continue decreasing with the 3-prong tool on the main bed, moving the three edge stitches in one space and only transferring the rib stitch up as it occurs within the main bed decrease. Remember to put the empty needle out of work.For the Centre Front edge (and the armhole, after the underarm shaping, straight part up to the shoulder, seaming will look better with a 2-stitch main bed edge from the tuck rib line – hope you know what I mean – I’ll reference this later in another blogpost when I’m putting together.
By the way, these increase and decrease methods apply for both knit side and purl side fabrics
|pocket opening for later|
|marker row for pocket opening|
I forgot to mention, just in case you didn’t know, I am using the yarn double stranded and that means each strand is threaded up into each side of the tension mast separately and they are only joined together as they feed into the arm on the carriage – that way, you don’t get loops of one strand travelling up on the other and causing trouble. Just saying…