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CinderAndSmoke
05-19-2007, 10:32 PM
I was wondering if someone could help me with this pattern?

The instructions read as following:

BO 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st each side of next row; then every other row 3 times -- total: 99 sts

When it says to dec sts, does it mean i should decrease on the row i'm starting with? the first row I am binding off the 3 stitches on? or the next row (the second I am binding off on)?

Ingrid
05-19-2007, 10:42 PM
You can't bind off at the end of a row, so you bind off at the beginning of the next two rows.

After that, you can knit two together at the beginning and end of the decrease rows.

So you'll bind off on a knit row, then on the next, a purl, row.

After that, you'll decrease on the next 3 knit rows.

cam90066
05-19-2007, 10:43 PM
Looks like you're shaping back. Do as indicated:

R1: BO4
R2: BO4 (decs begin on the NEXT row)
R3: dec 1 @ side (1st decs)
R4: work across
R5: dec 1 @ side (2nd decs)

Rep rows 4 and 5 twice more as you need total of FOUR dec rows (1+3 as stated)

HTH,

cam

CinderAndSmoke
05-19-2007, 10:45 PM
Thanks so much everyone!!