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MaggieL
05-04-2005, 09:58 AM
Any help is appreciated.

This is the back of a sweater getting ready to make the underarm.

Heres the instructions:

Bind off 6 sts at beginning of each of next 2 rows for underarm; decrease 1 st at each and every other row 4 times. Work even until piece measures 7 in from underarm. Bind off 7 sts at beginning of each of next 6 rows.

My problem: If I do this:

Rs: bo 6 k to end
Ws: p to end
Rs: bo 6 k to end
Ws: p to end

Then Im lopsided.

If I:

Rs  bo 6, k to end
Ws  bo 6 p to end
Rs  dec 1 k to end
Ws  p
Rs  dec 1 k to end
Ws  p
Rs  dec 1 k to end
Ws  p
Rs  dec 1 k to end
Ws  pWork even.
rs  bo 7
ws  bo 7
rs  bo 7
ws  bo 7
rs  bo 7
ws  bo 7

Then the bolded section makes me lopsided. :doh:

What to I do?????? ***sending out S.O.S. signals*** :pray:

Silver
05-04-2005, 10:05 AM
I'm pretty sure this should read:
Bind off 6 sts at beginning of each of next 2 rows for underarm; decrease 1 st at each end every other row 4 times. Work even until piece measures 7 in from underarm. Bind off 7 sts at beginning of each of next 6 rows.

This is what you should be doing:

Rs  bo 6, k to end
Ws  bo 6 p to end
Rs  dec 1, k to last 2 stitches, dec
Ws  p
Rs  dec 1, k to last 2 stitches, dec
Ws  p
Rs  dec 1, k to last 2 stitches, dec
Ws  p
Rs  dec 1, k to last 2 stitches, dec
Ws  p
Work even.
rs  bo 7, k to end
ws  bo 7, p to end
rs  bo 7, k to end
ws  bo 7, p to end
rs  bo 7, k to end
ws  bo 7

Hope this helps!!

HeatherFeather
05-04-2005, 01:57 PM
geesh, I know people make mistakes....but I am in AWE as to how many pattern corrections happen....

MaggieL
05-07-2005, 08:09 AM
Thanks silver. Your instructions made sooo much more sense. I've already tried them and THEY WORK!!! YEAH!!!

Thanks again! :thumbsup:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-09-2005, 06:18 PM
nice job silver!!! Thats a funky mistake; the "each and every" sounded wierd to me too... I was like "Well, duh, why not just say EVERY"?? Amazing how mistakes can happen... WTG!