I decided to pick up my wrap around cardigan again from the Debbie Bliss “Easy Knits” book. Remember, this is what my “goal” was for the Knitting Olympics…and this is exactly where I stopped because I’m still confused by the instructions for the collar.
Here is what it says to do:
Join shoulder seams. (I’ve done that.)
With RS facing and using US 3 circular needle, pick up and K 112 sts even along straight right front edge to beginning of neck shaping, 51 sts along shaped edge to right shoulder, 40 sts across back, 51 sts along shaped edge to beginning of neck shaping, 112 sts left from edge to cast on edge. (366 sts) (I’ve done all the picking up.)
Work backwards and forwards in rows as follows- (this will all be done in a 2 x 2 ribbing)
1st row: Rib 209 sts, turn
2nd row: Rib 52, turn
3rd row: Rib 58, turn
4th row: Rib 64, turn
Continue in this way for a further 16 turning rows, taking an extra 6 sts as before, on each row.
Rib 13 rows across all sts.
CO in rib.
I don’t understand where my other stitches will go if I am only knitting 52 of the 209, and then so on. Does this constitute short row shaping? (I’ve never done it, though I do know how.) If any of you knitting goddesses have any idea, please let me know. I’m anxious to get this darn thing done. (The guilt is eating away at me, I tell you!)