Happy New Year! Hope you all had a grand holiday and a successful cast on for the Aidez KAL!
This post is part 2 of 2 on converting Aidez from working flat (in pieces) to in the round (seamless), if you missed the first post, you can find it here.
Step 4: The Yoke
Join the body and the sleeves – all the pieces are knit to the underarms and the underarm stitches are on waste yarn holders where the side markers used to be on the body and where the beginning/ending of the round were on the sleeves. Work in patterns as established across 31(34-36-37-37-38) stitches for the Right Front, place a marker for the raglan, work across the held 34(36-38-36-34-32) stitches for the first sleeve, place a marker for the raglan, work across 54(60-64-66-66-68) back stitches, place a marker for the raglan, place a marker for the raglan, work across the held 34(36-38-36-34-32) stitches for the second sleeve, place a marker for the raglan, work across the remaining stitches for the Left Front.
Work 1 row.
Set up the decreases: *Work to 3 stitches before the marker, k2 tog, k1, slip marker, k1, SSK, repeat from the * 3 times more– 8 stitches decreased. Repeat the decreases every 4th row 3(1-0-0-0-0) times more, then every RS row 9(14-17-18-18-19) times, end on WS. When only 4 sleeve stitches remain, continue to decrease on the fronts and back but work the sleeve stitches in stockinette stitch and seeded wishbone pat remain, work these sts at k4, p2 on RS rows and as k2, p4 on WS rows.
Next row: Work across remaining 18 stitches for the neck, bind off 36 sts for sleeves and back neck, work to end. Continue to work the fronts separately, work in the patterns as set for 3 3⁄4”, or until the neck extensions fit 1/2 across the bound off edge, end on WS.
Step 5: Finishing
Join the neck extensions end to end by working a 3-needle bind off, then sew the selvedge edge to the bound off shoulder and neck back edge using mattress stitch. Return the held underarm stitches to the needles (I like to use my double pointed needles for this) and graft the live stitches using the Kitchener stitch.
And that’s it!
Let us know how it’s going – I’d love to hear from you in the comments or join the discussion in the KAL thread on Ravelry. Happy knitting!