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cja44
02-01-2011, 02:32 PM
Hi,
I’m not sure how to interpret the instructions written in paragraph form. I’m making a sweater that buttons in the front and am working on one side of the front. The instructions switched from listing instructions by row to the following:

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next row. Dec 1 st every 2 rows, 2 times, then dec 1st every 4 rows, 2 times. At the same time at neck edge dec 1st every 2 rows 8 times, then 1 st every 4 rows, 4 times.

I thought I understood, but when I got done the shoulder piece on the front of the sweater didn’t meet with the shoulder piece on the back of the sweater…it was about 1 ½” short.

I’m guessing I’m not knitting enough rows in between the “# times” statements. I hope this isn't too confusing, but this is how I wrote out each row on a piece of paper before I started knitting:
Row 1 – Bind off 2 sts, …..
Row 2 – Dec 1, ………….Dec1
Row 3 – …..……………...
Row 4 – Dec1, …………..Dec1
Row 5 – Dec1, …………..
Row 6 - ………………….Dec 1
Row 7 - ………………….
Row 8 - ………………….Dec 1
Row 9 – Dec1, …………..
Row 10 - ..……………….Dec 1
Row 11 - ………………….
Row 12 - ..……………….Dec 1
Row 13 - ………………….
Row 14 - ..……………….Dec 1
Row 15 - ………………….
Row 16 - ..……………….Dec 1 [end 8 times]
Row 17 - ..……………….Dec 1 [start 4 times]
Row 18 - ………………….
Row 19 - ………………….
Row 20 - ..……………….Dec 1
Row 21 - ………………….
Row 22 - ………………….
Row 23 - ..……………….Dec 1
Row 24 - ………………….
Row 25 - ………………….
Row 26 - ..……………….Dec 1

Should I have added 7 knit rows after the [end 8 times] and before the [start 4 times].

Thanks for any suggestions.
Cindy

TrikkeAddict
02-01-2011, 03:39 PM
The way I interpret it, I don't think that I would have made the decrease on the first row of the every two or every four. I would have knitted a row then decreased on the second row, and knitted 3 rows and decreased on the fourth row.

Does that make sense?

cja44
02-01-2011, 04:12 PM
My first time posting on this site and I didn't realize clicking the 'Thanks' button doesn't allow for comments so I wanted to send another message.

Thank you very much. That does make sense. I rewrote it and it gives me 7 extra rows so I'll start over using the following instructions:
Row 1 - Bind off 2 sts, ....
Row 2 - ..............
Row 3 - Dec 1, ....... Dec1
Row 4 - ..............
Row 5 - Dec1,......... Dec1
Row 6 - ..............
Row 7 - .............. Dec1
Row 8 - ..............
Row 9 - Dec 1, ....... Dec1
Row 10 - ..............
Row 11 - .............. Dec1
Row 12 - ..............
Row 13 - Dec 1, ....... Dec1
Row 14 - ..............
Row 15 - .............. Dec1
Row 16 - ..............
Row 17 - .............. Dec1 [end 8 times]
Row 18 - ..............
Row 19 - ..............
Row 20 - ..............
Row 21 - .............. Dec1 [start 4 times]
Row 22 - ..............
Row 23 - ..............
Row 24 - ..............
Row 25 - .............. Dec1
Row 26 - ..............
Row 27 - ..............
Row 28 - ..............
Row 29 - .............. Dec1
Row 30 - ..............
Row 31 - ..............
Row 32 - ..............
Row 33 - .............. Dec1 [end 4 times]

ArtLady1981
02-02-2011, 02:49 PM
Here is how I read these instructions:

Row 1: BO2 at beg of row
Row 2: dec 1 at neck edge
Row 3: dec 1 at beg of row
Row 4: dec 1 at neck edge
Row 5: dec 1 at beg of row
Row 6: dec 1 at neck edge
Row 7:
Row 8: dec 1 at neck edge
Row 9: dec 1 at beg of row
Row 10: dec 1 at neck edge
Row 11:
Row 12: dec 1 at neck edge
Row 13: dec 1 at beg of row
Row 14: dec 1 at neck edge
Row 15:
Row 16: dec 1 at neck edge
Row 17:
Row 18:
Row 19:
Row 20: dec 1 at neck edge
Row 21:
Row 22:
Row 23:
Row 24: dec 1 at neck edge
Row 25:
Row 26:
Row 27:
Row 28: dec 1 at neck edge
Row 29:
Row 30:
Row 31:
Row 32: dec 1 at neck edge

Total Bindoffs plus decreases worked at beginning of row: 6
Total decreases worked at neck edge: 12
Total stitches lost: 18

ArtLady1981
02-02-2011, 02:52 PM
BTW: I always write out these shaping instructions just like you did! :thumbsup:

salmonmac
02-02-2011, 06:38 PM
So do I. Anytime there's more than one thing going on at a time, like armhole shaping and neck shaping, I write it down row by row.