RBO instruction / edging assistance

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This method of working the armhole & neck shaping at the same time as working the rolled edging is not as difficult as it first appears. As with all repetition pattern-work it becomes easier with each edging row worked as your memory kicks

in once you are understanding exactly what is happening.

 

There are subtle stitch differences to be worked on the Wrong Side as against working the edging on the Right Side,

as highlighted in the two columns below.

 

Helpful pictures are below for each step in a Main Row 

This is a duplicate of instructions on pattern including detailed explanations and extra instructions and tips for assistance. 

This is a duplicate of instructions on pattern without detailed explanations. They are placed together for easy reference. 

Back Armhole / Working an edging from Wrong Side Facing

Row 1

Part 1: 2 rows

 

First Row: Starting on Wrong Side Facing.

  • WSF:

A: CO2 edge sts:

    Cast on 2 edge sts through first stitch on needle.

    Each cast on stitch is made through a stitch and not between sts.

 

These edge Cast On stitches are only required when beginning a new edge section; ie; Row 2 begins the opposite side of the back armhole and therefore also requires 2 cast on stitches. Once the new side is started, casting on is not required for further rows on the same edge of work. 

 

B: P1 TBL, SL1 K-wise, with the 2 cast on sts.

     Hold these 2 sts with thumb to prevent sts slipping off needle.

 

C: RBO 4[4;5;5]6 sts off LHN,

    Slip next 2 sts onto RHN, pass 2nd st over 1st stitch

     = 1 RBO bind off stitch.

    Slip another st onto RHN, pass 2nd st over 1st stitch

    = 2nd RBO bind off stitch.

    Repeat, counting each RBO st completed until the required amount of sts      have been bind off.

Always slip the resulting stitch back onto the LHN after all RBO sts have       been bound off.

Next you will be working with ONE completed RBO stitch at a time onwards, each time working a stitch and turning work to complete the edging sts before working the next RBO stitch:

 

D: K1 into edge of 1ST RBO st sitting between NDLS closest to edge sts.

     As you are now working on the WS facing you, Knit into the far side of             the cast off sts so that a purl edge appears only appears on the RS.

 

E: Pass Slipped edge st Over, turn work.

    Passing the slipped edging stitch Over attaches the edging sts to the              edge of shaping of the armhole.

 

Second Row, starting now on RS Facing.

  • RSF: working the 2 edge sts:

       P1, K1, turn work.

      This second row brings you back to begin next WS Facing row to                      continue attaching the edging to the next RBO stitch to the armhole                edge.

Next, to complete Row 1 to finish the edging and RBO's, Repeat by continuing with Part 1 from section 'B' onwards to Part 2 until the edging has been made by attaching it to all remaining RBO stitches.

Please take note: When working the first 3 - 4  rows, the edging will appear to be a bit of a mess, bubble like in appearance - do not think you have done something incorrectly, this sorts itself out on the following rows.

Mark off each Main Row as you work along the edge. Also, if getting a bit lost, simply count the remaining sts to see where you are.

Back Armhole / Working an edging from Right Side Facing

Row 2

Part 1: 2 rows

 

First Row: Starting on Right Side Facing.

  • RSF:

A: CO2 edge sts:

 

B: P1 TBL, SL1 P-wise

 

C: RBO 4[4;5;5]6 sts

Reminder: Always slip the resulting stitch back onto the LHN after all RBO sts have been bound off.

D: P1 into edge of 1ST RBO st sitting between NDLS closest to edge sts.

     As you are now working on the RS facing you, Purl into the closest side           of  the cast off sts so that a purl edge appears only appears on the RS.

 

E: Pass Slipped edge st Over, turn work.

    

Second Row, starting now on WSF Facing.

  • WSF: working the 2 edge sts:

      P1, K1, turn work.

All following edging rows

 

  1. As explained on Row 1 please remember that all further rows do not require any further casting on, this is not an error on the pattern.              

  2. Remember this Basic Information: As with working the Body edge          rows, the same applies to the edging stitches when ending a              shortened 2 st row or beginning the next row to continue working      the RBO edge sts, which is:                                                                                each end of row ends with a 'K TOG with loop from previous row'           (see below) and                                                                                                     each beginning of row begins with 'SL1 TBL'  (see below)                                                                                                                                                            So, the ONLY exceptions are the first two rows -  It is difficult and near impossible to end a row by 'K TOG with loop from previous starting or row (or a picking up sts row) but must be started as soon as is possible, which is why Rows 1 & 2, are different to Rows 3 & 4.                                                                                                           

Each ending of 2 sts row:

  • WSF/RSF: working the 2 edge sts:

      either P1, K TOG with loop from previous row, turn work...

      or K1, K1 TOG with Loop from previous row, turn work...

Each beginning of new row:

  • WSF/RSF: first working the 2 edge sts:

      always SL1 TBL P-wise the first stitch,

      and then either SL1 P-wise or K-wise the second stitch...

       

This container box explains the difference between the first and second rows to all following edging rows which is

important to remember 

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