Slipping stitches onto holder--do I break the yarn here?

laurietx8January 18, 2009

I've crocheted for a long time and recently decided I WAS going to learn knitting too, so I'm a beginner. :-) I did a scarf and now I'm working on my first sweater (an Easy level Berrocco pattern). I did the two front sides first (smaller = less to rip out if I mess up), and they went pretty well. Now I just finished the back, except I'm not sure what to with the yarn.

It says "Bind off 5 sts at beg of the next 2 rows, then 5 sts at beg of the next 4 rows, end on WS. Sl remaining 35 sts onto holder for back neck."

So after binding off the first 5 stitches of the last row, I purled the rest of the row because I assumed I was supposed to finish that row. However, that means that at the end of the row, the yarn is still attached to the skein because I ended with "live" stitches, not bound off ones. What do I do with the end? Break it off and weave it in after doing the collar? I'm afraid it will work itself loose if I break it and leave it hanging there. Or (this just occurred to me) should I have ended the last row after binding off the first 5 stitches, cutting the yarn and pulling it through that last stitch?

The instructions for the collar don't say anything about using that yarn end from the back, so I figure I have to end it there on the back somehow...

Any help is appreciated! Thanks very much.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sweater pattern

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You were right to finish each row after the bound off stitches. This is what made the shoulder shaping. Feel free to cut the yarn after placing those live stitches on the holder. Just leave in enough (about 15") to weave in after you finish. Don't worry, they're not going to go anywhere. You're doing everything right.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2009 at 12:56AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks, Donna. It's good to know my instincts were right. :-)

    Bookmark   January 18, 2009 at 10:14PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
craft fairs
What have you found that is selling good this yr? Thanks. Hope...
Shoulder Sling Purse
Hi Would anyone happen to have this pattern to share?...
I want to learn to knit or crochet.
I have no one to teach me. Which is easier to learn...
reading a rowan pattern
I'm new to Rowan patterns and am puzzled from the beginning....
sesame Street Patterns
I have some charts of the characters. I saw some people...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™