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Shasha
01-24-2010, 06:26 PM
Help, please. Working on a little hoodie for my granddaughter and it's driving me crazy! What do you think this means? "decrease in the first row and every following 4th row for the next 10 rows"? Do you think it refers to the 1st, 4th row, etc or the 1st row and then 4 rows later (the 5th row) etc. Throughout the pattern, there are instructions like this. While it doesn't change the number of stitches for either choice, it does change the shape of the hood somewhat.

Crycket
01-24-2010, 07:24 PM
I would read it as
Row 1: Dec
Row 2: Work Across
Row 3: Work Across
Row 4: Dec
Row 5-10: Work Across

But hard to say without seeing it in context

suzeeq
01-24-2010, 07:29 PM
I would read it as
Row 1: Dec
Row 2: Work Across
Row 3: Work Across
Row 4: Dec
Row 5-10: Work Across

You would also dec on row 9, then do 1 more row on the WS for the 10th row..

Mulderknitter
01-24-2010, 07:31 PM
You would also dec on row 9, then do 1 more row on the WS for the 10th row..
Myabe I can't count, but if you are dec on every 4th row, then wouldn't you dec on #4 then #8?
I ask because I am working on a pattern that is similarly confusing for me:??

Shasha
01-24-2010, 11:27 PM
Help, please. Working on a little hoodie for my granddaughter and it's driving me crazy! What do you think this means? "decrease in the first row and every following 4th row for the next 10 rows"? Do you think it refers to the 1st, 4th row, etc or the 1st row and then 4 rows later (the 5th row) etc. Throughout the pattern, there are instructions like this. While it doesn't change the number of stitches for either choice, it does change the shape of the hood somewhat.

Thank you so much!:

suzeeq
01-25-2010, 12:26 AM
Myabe I can't count, but if you are dec on every 4th row, then wouldn't you dec on #4 then #8?
I ask because I am working on a pattern that is similarly confusing for me

You're right, I had it figured out that way before, then lost the 8th row somewhere....

Crycket
01-25-2010, 10:26 AM
Better than I was doing...I totally thought that within 10 rows, after 4 there were no more dec..wow...need to go back to school!

I think it is funny cause I have had a few ppl come in with patterns recently, and it is all in the wording. The instructions themselves are clear, and point to what they want, but interpretation varies from person to person....

For example, I have helped a fair few with Sirdar patterns, just simply for the wording.

ArtLady1981
01-29-2010, 08:17 PM
Help, please. Working on a little hoodie for my granddaughter and it's driving me crazy! What do you think this means? "decrease in the first row and every following 4th row for the next 10 rows"? Do you think it refers to the 1st, 4th row, etc or the 1st row and then 4 rows later (the 5th row) etc. Throughout the pattern, there are instructions like this. While it doesn't change the number of stitches for either choice, it does change the shape of the hood somewhat.

Here are your decrease rows:
Row 1
Rows 5, 9