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sstaarzz
03-28-2007, 09:31 AM
Hi
I am new to this forum and need some help to understand an interpretation of a pattern.
The link to the pattern is:

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/aphrodite/aphrodite.html

and the pattern stitch is:
PATTERN STITCH

Rows 1 and 3: Knit.
Rows 2 and 4: Purl.
Row 5: * K1, yo twice, rep from * across, end k1.
Row 6: Knit, dropping yo’s.

BACK

Skirt: With size 13 needles, using A, cast on 97(101-105-109-115) sts. Work in Pat St, dec 1 st each side every other RS row twice, then every RS row 17 times – 59(63-67-71-77) sts. Work even if necessary until piece measures 12” from beg, end on RS.
The part is do not understand is when it says to :

Work in Pat St, dec 1 st each side every other RS row twice, then every RS row 17 times – 59(63-67-71-77) sts

So...my question is what row do i start my decrease in the pattern? Is it row 1 and 3 or 3 and 5, because the pattern says every other RS row twice, so i was not sure if i start it with my first knit row or every other RS row which would be the third and 5th?
Thanks for listening and happy knitting!!!!
:cheering:

sara_jayne
03-28-2007, 10:02 AM
I read it as starting the decreases right away, so you'll decrease on 1, 3 & 5.

But I'm a little confused to! :shrug: Hopefully someone could confirm or give us a better idea!

feministmama
03-28-2007, 11:01 AM
Well it says work in patern stch so I would do one pattern stch then do decreases. And I think they want you to decrease right away so you get that bell shape to it.

suzeeq
03-28-2007, 12:24 PM
Every other RS row would be R 3 and 7.

sue

sstaarzz
03-28-2007, 07:54 PM
Sue,

Ok..let me see if I understand :wall:

So the first time I decrease at each end will be rows 3 and then row 7.

thats all of the decreases for the RS twice...
then

every RS row after row 7 would be 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 etc... ? until i have done this 17 times and have 63 stitches on my needle?

thanks :)

Ingrid
03-28-2007, 09:56 PM
You got it!

sstaarzz
03-30-2007, 08:05 PM
Thanks to all that responded. I hope to begin this sweater soon and will let you know how its going
Sometimes wish the people that write those patterns would just write them so that everyone could understand them.

Have a nice weekend and Happy Knitting :cheering:

sstaarzz
05-28-2007, 03:08 AM
Hi again.

I finally began this sweater and I have a question. The pattern and sweater are as follows: The link to the pattern is:

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/ap...aphrodite.html (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/aphrodite/aphrodite.html)

and the pattern stitch is:
PATTERN STITCH

Rows 1 and 3: Knit.
Rows 2 and 4: Purl.
Row 5: * K1, yo twice, rep from * across, end k1.
Row 6: Knit, dropping yo’s.

BACK

Skirt: With size 13 needles, using A, cast on 97(101-105-109-115) sts. Work in Pat St, dec 1 st each side every other RS row twice, then every RS row 17 times – 59(63-67-71-77) sts. Work even if necessary until piece measures 12” from beg, end on RS.
The part is do not understand is when it says to :

Work in Pat St, dec 1 st each side every other RS row twice, then every RS row 17 times – 59(63-67-71-77) sts

So my question is for the decrease row is this: ( i am at row 11)

For the beginning of the decrease row, I will knit 2 together, then k1, do the yarnovers and then when I end the row, do I knit 2 together for the decrease and then end the row with a k1? Or do I do the knit 2 together for the very end of the row?

All replies are appreciated.

suzeeq
05-28-2007, 09:40 AM
You can do the final decrease on either the last two stitches or 1 stitch in from the end. But if you're going to move it in 1 st, you might think about doing that at the beginning of the row, too so they match.