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boo1
04-21-2008, 09:11 PM
Okay, let's say I co 200 stitches.

According to the YH, I need to decrease one stitch at the end of every other row until you're done.

SO, I have my 200 st co...

R1: K
R2: K across to last st, k2tog?
R3: K
R4: K across to last st, k2tog?
etc. until you're done.....

And that's it? Is there a better way to decrease every other row?

Thanks!

Jan in CA
04-21-2008, 10:38 PM
That's about it. Does she suggest any other decrease? I think this one often looks best anyway so give it a try.

sinistral_needler
04-21-2008, 11:13 PM
That seems too easy doesn't it? but it would work! let us know how it turns out!!

suzeeq
04-22-2008, 12:22 AM
Decrease every other row or dec every row? Seems to me that might be lopsided. It would work if you dec both ends every other row, or at the end of every row, but I don't think decreasing at the end of every other row will work....

Jan in CA
04-22-2008, 01:22 AM
Good point, Sue! :think:

boo1
04-22-2008, 09:38 AM
Decrease every other row or dec every row? Seems to me that might be lopsided. It would work if you dec both ends every other row, or at the end of every row, but I don't think decreasing at the end of every other row will work....

In her book, Knitting Rules!, she says decrease one st at the end of every other row....

maybe she means to decrease at both ends of every other row.

In that case, how should my decreases look?

R1: K across
R2: SSK, k across to last 2 st, K2tog
R3: K across

etc.

Does THAT make more sense?

Thanks again!

Laura

Simply_Renee
04-22-2008, 10:19 AM
Since you're on Ravelry- I don't know if you're in the "Yarn Harlot Fans" group but I am sure if you posted this there- there's a good chance someone has actually knitted this and could tell you.

boo1
04-22-2008, 10:27 AM
Since you're on Ravelry- I don't know if you're in the "Yarn Harlot Fans" group but I am sure if you posted this there- there's a good chance someone has actually knitted this and could tell you.

Great idea! :)

iza
04-22-2008, 10:48 AM
:think: I think by using the Yarn Harlot's instructions, you are creating a right triangle, and the decreases will form the hypotenuse. But I could be wrong... :shrug:

suzeeq
04-22-2008, 11:06 AM
R1: K across
R2: SSK, k across to last 2 st, K2tog
R3: K across

Yes, that would work, but iza's point -

I think by using the Yarn Harlot's instructions, you are creating a right triangle, and the decreases will form the hypotenuse.

...may also be right. What does the picture look like? It would either be decreasing from the neck edge down, or from a side edge to one of the points....

boo1
04-22-2008, 01:53 PM
I went by my LYS and the owner said you have to decrease every row or at both ends of every other row.

Thanks, y'all!

:)