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KnitBeg 11-26-2012 04:33 AM

Decrease "x" sts across
 
I wrote a ton in this post:
Albem Bag
before realizing I have a very basic question:
If a pattern just says "decrease x sts across", is this referring to a certain "basic" way of decreasing which I should know about? Or does this mean you can go about it any way you please - be creative :cool: ?!

NB the question is not just with regards to the Albem Bag pattern. I also wonder what to do if I ever come across such a description again! But if someone has another idea about decreasing in that particular pattern, I'm happy to hear it.

salmonmac 11-26-2012 06:06 AM

It usually means to decrease x sts approximately evenly spaced across. Don't bunch them together at one spot or another. This calculator will give you some suggestions on how to do that.

suzeeq 11-26-2012 09:35 AM

Yes, just dec the sts evenly spaced, using k2tog or ssk, whichever you prefer.

GrumpyGramma 11-26-2012 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KnitBeg (Post 1361390)
If a pattern just says "decrease x sts across", is this referring to a certain "basic" way of decreasing which I should know about? Or does this mean you can go about it any way you please - be creative :cool: ?!


If the pattern specifies a decrease style, of course that's the one to use. If it doesn't, and I wasn't confident about which way to do it, I'd ask here.

KnitBeg 11-27-2012 06:00 AM

Thanky you all for the clear answers.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1361407)
If it doesn't, and I wasn't confident about which way to do it, I'd ask here.

;) Just my thought :cool:

I guess every way has its pros and cons.


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