# Day 18 – Working The Armholes

HOW MUCH TO KNIT TODAY (CARDIGAN)

Today and for the next few days you will simply knit a portion of the left front of your sweater in the manner you began on Day 12. If you happened to forget how much to knit each day, use this equation:

______ Front Neck to Waist Measurement (#10 on Body Measurement Worksheet) ÷ 4 = ______” to knit today.

HOW MUCH TO KNIT TODAY (PULLOVER)

Today you will continue working your sweater in the manner you began on Day 12. If your work should reach your “body to waist” (#11 on Body Measurement Worksheet) measurement in the course of your daily knitting today  it will be time to begin working the armhole.

Because each sweater is unique, some people will reach that point today and some will reach it in the next two days. Either way, today is a great day to do a couple calculations and look at the next step of instructions so you can be ready when the time comes to begin your armhole shaping.

If you have forgotten how much to knit each day use this equation to refresh your memory:

______ Back Neck to Waist Measurement (#7 on Body Measurement Worksheet) ÷ 8 = ______” to knit today.​

ARMHOLE SHAPING​

For this section you will need both your Sweater Measurement Worksheet and your Sweater Back Worksheet.

2. _____Cast on Sts (Use answer from #1 on Sweater Back Worksheet) – ( _____Crossback x _____Stitch gauge) = _____ Sts to be decreased at Armhole

3. _____Sts to be decreased at Armhole ÷ 2 =_____ Sts to be decreased each side

4. _____Sts to be decreased each side ÷ 2 = _____Initial Bind Off

5. Armhole Depth – Desired Neckline Depth”=_____ “

Once you have reached your “body to waist” measurement bind off _____sts (answer to #4) at the beginning of the next two rows.​ Then BO 1 st at the beginning of the next _____ rows (_____Sts to be Decreased Each Side x 2).

Work even until piece  measures _____” (answer​ to #5) from initial armhole bind off, ending with a WS row.

NECKLINE SHAPING V-NECK

6.( _____Neck Measurement ÷ 2) x _____Stitch Gauge = _____Front Neck Sts

7. _____Desired Neckline Depth x _____Row Gauge = _____Rows for Shaping

8._____ Front Neck Sts ÷ ( _____Rows for Shaping ÷ 2) = _____Decrease Rows

Place a stitch marker at the center of your body stitches.

Beginning on the next RS row​, work to 1 st before stitch marker and bind off one stitch, attach a second ball of yarn and bind off 1 st, work to end. Working both sides at the same time, decrease 1 stitch at the neckline edge, (which will be on every other row) until you have decreased a total of_____sts (answer to #6)

Work even until your armhole reaches your armhole depth and you have completed your neckline decreases. BO all remaining sts.​

NECKLINE SHAPING ROUNDED NECKLINE (CREW OR U-NECK)

6.( _____Neck Measurement ÷ 2) x _____Stitch Gauge = _____ Front Neck Sts

7.  .80 x_____ Front Neck Sts = _____ Initial Bind Off

8. ( _____Crossback Stitches – _____Initial Bind Off) ÷ 2 = _____Shoulder Sts

9.((_____ Front Neck Sts x .20) ÷ 2) = _____Sts to Decrease Each Side

Beginning on the next RS row​, work _____sts (answer to #8), attach a second ball of yarn and BO ______sts (answer to #7), work to end. Then decrease one stitch at the neckline edge (which will be every other row) until you have decreased _____sts (answer to #9) on each side.

Work even until your armhole reaches your armhole depth and you have completed your neckline decreases. BO all remaining sts.​