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Marly1
12-01-2007, 03:53 PM
:knitting: Hi all. I am shaping the toe for a sock. I have 40 sts distributed on 4 DPN. The pattern for the 1st dec rnd: k7,skp,k2,k2tog,k14,skp,k2,k2tog,k7. Knit 1 rnd. I now have 36 sts. I am supposed to rep last 2 rnds until 16 sts remain. How do I adjust the following dec rnds since I will have fewer sts on the needles? Would it be: k6,skp,k2tog,k12,skp,k2,k2tog,k6???
Any help you can give me would be great. These socks are supposed to be a holiday present. Thanks!!!

DorothyDot
12-01-2007, 04:02 PM
Yes, you have it right. The two needles with the smaller number of stitches must, when added together, equal the number of stitches on the third needle. This way, when you come to stitch/weave the final stitches together, you'll put the two smaller-number stitches together all on one needle; the other needle has the identical-precise-same number. So you weave/stitch one stitch from the first needle, then one stitch from the second needle... back and forth until no more stitches.

So you got it right!

Dot

Marly1
12-01-2007, 08:25 PM
:woot: Thanks so much for the response. Makes sense now! Marlene