All right. Armholes.
You have to know how to purl from this point on. If you don't or forgot, here's how it works.
In knitting, you insert the needle from the bottom front to the top front, loop the yarn behind the needle and above the old stitch, catch it with the needle and pull it through from top to bottom. The working yarn is behind the row you're working on.
In purling, you insert the needle from the top front to the bottom front, loop the yarn around behind the needle, catch it with the needle and pull it through from bottom to top. The working yarn is IN FRONT OF the row you're working on.
All right. You have bound off the underarms on both sides of the jumper.
You knit the next row, binding off the first three stitches.
You purl the following row, binding off the first three stitches.
You knit the next row, BUT you knit two stitches together. You do this by putting the needle through BOTH stitches, looping the yarn behind the needle, and pulling it through BOTH stitches.
You purl the next row, knitting the first two stitches together.
Repeat these last two steps 5 times each to knit off a total of 6 stitches on each side.
Now do 62 rows of alternate knit and purl. This is called stockinette stitch.
Next week I'll show you how to attach yarn and knit the other side of the armholes.
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