I call this sweater "Throw-on Sweater" because it is just what it says--to throw it on. I didn't make it with button holes or button, just throw it on to keep you warm on chilly days. The name also relates to the scripture verse: "Casting all your cares upon Him (the Lord); for He cares for you." 1Peter 5:7 in the King James version. I also like the New Living Translation that says, "Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you." This sweater, hopefully will remind us to do this! The Lord loves you so very much!!
Here is part 3 of the sweater loom-a-long. I know some of you are not quite done with the back as yet but that is ok. I am going to go ahead with this post. It is very short.
Now we are going to put shoulders on the sweater back for shaping the neck and this is what you need to do. You need to measure the back of your neck from one side to the other, like this:
Record the inches or centimeters on your Pre-op paper.
Add an inch or 25 centimeters to that number then divide in half, find the center of your work and count off on either side of center. Mark this area on you loom. I like to use masking tape for marking because it can be removed easily for the next project.
Now, knit back to the start of the tape. For the length of the tape you will bind off. Here is how to bind off:
Knit the ﬁrst stitch, knit the second stitch but while holding your new loop, instead of placing it back on its own peg, pull it over to the previous stitch and place it on top of it. Lift the bottom stitch over the top one and off the peg. Move your remaining stitch over one place to the empty peg and repeat this process of knitting the next stitch moving the new loop back one place and lifting off the bottom stitch on that peg then moving your new stitch over to the empty peg along the row until all your stitches are bound off.
Bind off ONLY where the tape is. This is to shape the neck area.
Continue knitting to the end. Now knit back only to the tape on the one side for a length of 2 inches or 50 centimeters. When you have finished bind off in the above manner. To knot: knit last stitch one more time, cut yarn, pull yarn through the loop and tighten.
Go to the other side make loop on the first peg knit to the tape for a length of 2 inches or 50 centimeters and bind off and knot.
If you have any question please write me at the address in my profile but put in the subject line 'LAL' or something that has to do with this sweater loom-a-long so I don't think it is spam and delete your note.
In case you are just joining us, here are the links to the other parts of this sweater loom-a-long:
Part one: http://michiganloonyloomer.blogspot.com/2011/12/loom-long-sweater.html
Part two: http://michiganloonyloomer.blogspot.com/2011/12/lal-part-2-of-back-of-sweater.html
Two ways to knit: http://michiganloonyloomer.blogspot.com/2011/12/lal-two-ways
I hope you are enjoying this project. Be watching for the next post which will be in 2-3 weeks. Thank you for joining me! God bless!!