View Full Version : Hi! I'm new and I need help with a pattern.

09-03-2008, 10:30 PM
Can you help?

I'm knitting the short sleeve blouson by Cathy Carron. There is a section where I need to start decreasing, but it doesn't specify how and I'm not sure how to figure this out. I have 158 stitches for the front and the directions read as follows.

K the front stitches dec 60 sts evenly spaced

I have no clue how to space these to get 60 decreases. I could K19 then do back to back decreases for 120 stitches and then finish off with knitting another 19? How would you do this?

Can you help?


09-03-2008, 10:46 PM
Noooo, you don't want to bunch them up - evenly spaced means evenly spaced. You start with 158 and need to get to 120, that's 38 sts. 158 divided by 38 is about 4 sts, so you would k 2, k2tog, k2 k2tog across the row, ending with 2 or 3 sts after the last k2tog.

09-04-2008, 12:05 AM
Listen to Suzeeq, she's never set me wrong!!!:thumbsup:

09-04-2008, 06:47 AM
Thank you so much. I had no idea how to figure this out and I had been giving myself a huge headache and obviously making it harder than it really was.
Thanks again!

09-04-2008, 07:54 AM
There are also several online calculators to help figure "how to decrease evenly" if you google the words in quotes. Welcome to KH!