# adding a shawl collar on a sweater

by Gina

After sewing the shoulder seams, I'm adding the shawl collar to a kids sweater. The pattern says with circular needles, pickup 33 stitches on the right side of the front neck, then cast on 37 stitches and then pick up 33 stiches on the left side of the neck. Then the first rib row is P1(0:1:0),k1,p1 36 times. It says this row sets the rib.
I don't know what P1(0:1:0) means. Also don't know why all the first pickup stitches aren't being used and don't know why the back of the neck is is not being joined (it says cast on vs pick up stitches.
Then starting with the 2nd rib row, it says rib 43, turn, 3rd is rib 46 turn and it keeps increasing by 3 stitches. Where are the extra stitches coming from?

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 Jan 19, 2021 Rating Adding a shawl collar to a sweater by: Ratchadawan Hi Gina, This is surely a unique way to make a shawl collar. I tried imagine how this will turn out but I'm not sure if my imagination came out correctly as mentions in the pattern. I don't know what the reason to do it this way but there must be one. I would suggest continue following your pattern and Waite for the true reveal. Question "Then the first rib row is P1(0:1:0),[k1,p1] 36 times. It says this row sets the rib. I don't know what P1(0:1:0) means." Response These numbers refer to different sizes which the pattern provide. It ranks from smallest to the biggest. I like to circle all of the number for my size before I begin knitting. P1(0:1:0) means if you're smallest size, you do p1. If you're the next size up, you p 0 or don't do anything at all, then the next side up (the second position in the bracket) is to p1 as well. The largest size require 0 p. Then you move on to the [k1,p1] 36 times for all size. Question "Then starting with the 2nd rib row, it says rib 43, turn, 3rd is rib 46 turn and it keeps increasing by 3 stitches. Where are the extra stitches coming from? Response This is a type of short row knitting. You turn work back and forth to add extra layers of work like you see in the heel of sock. In this case, you keep adding 3 ribs stitch on each row. For example, on row 4 you would rib 49 sts and then turn. Then row 5, you would rib 51 sts and then turn. Keep working that way until further instruction. "Keep increasing by 3 stitches" mean to work 3 more rib sts. Where is the pattern come from? Is there a way I can look at it? Thanks for visiting and question. Take care and have a good evening. Ratcha

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