Dare to Make It Knit-Along: An Easy Little Cardi, Part Threecomments (3) December 11th, 2008
It is amazing how a few simple increase stitches make all the
difference in the world in creating a look that elevates the sweater to
a truly custom design. (If you need to catch up, see the instructions
for week one and week two of the knit-along.)
The following instructions pertain to all sizes.
Replace 22 (26, 28, 34) held sts of one sleeve on needle.
Do not join but knit back and forth.
Row 1 (WS): p11 (13, 14, 17), place a stitch marker, p11 (13, 14, 17).
Row 2 (RS): Knit to 2 sts before marker, SSK, sl marker, k2tog, knit to end-20 (24, 26, 32) sts.
Rows 3–21: Work even in St st.
At the end of row 21, I was admiring my work and spied a dreaded dropped stitch quite a ways down. Working with such a chunky yarn allowed me to easily see my boo-boo and fix it. Normally, I would carry the stitch up as the fix, but because of the bulk of the yarn and the distance I would have to carry the yarn, I decided to "unknit" to the dropped stitch and knit back up to row 21.
Place a stitch marker to prevent any further droppage and begin gently pulling out the rows, counting as you go.
When you have ripped down to where the marker is, pick up the stitches carefully, making sure you don't miss, and keep on knitting.
Row 22: Knit to 1 st before marker, RLI, k2, LLI, knit to end-22 (26, 28, 34) sts.
Rows 23 and 25: Purl.
Rows 24 and 26: Rep row 22 (30, 32, 38) sts.
Rows 27–29: Work even in St st.
Row 30: Change to size US 10-1/2 (6.5mm) needle and CC, knit.
Finish up the sleeve edge as follows: Knit 1 row, purl 1 row, knit 1 row. Bind off loosely.