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ladyparmar 01-18-2013 02:08 PM

Shaping armhole - feeling lost!!!
 
Hi Everyone,

Im new to this site, and I hope someone here can help me out.
I can knit quite well, so I'd like to think that, as like today I just can't seem to understand this shaping.... I know its going to be so easy once some has explained it me:





147 st on the ndle.

Keeping patt correct, cast off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows. (139st)

I've got this bit -
right side, row 1 beg, cast off 4
wrong side, row 2 beg cast off 4.

Then pattern reads:
Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 rows, then on foll 3 alt rows (123 st)

Does this mean
dec 1 st at each end of the right side for 5 rows as in every alt row?

and then a further 3 rows on every right side?

Look forward to hearing from anyone :)

suzeeq 01-18-2013 02:19 PM

Quote:

Does this mean
dec 1 st at each end of the right side for 5 rows as in every alt row?
Nope dec at the beg and end of the next 5 rows. So that's on both the RS and WS rows - rs, ws, rs, ws, rs. Then, do a ws row with no decs and dec on the RS rows only 3 times.

mojo11 01-18-2013 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ladyparmar (Post 1367260)
Then pattern reads:
Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 rows, then on foll 3 alt rows (123 st)

Does this mean
dec 1 st at each end of the right side for 5 rows as in every alt row?

and then a further 3 rows on every right side?

Look forward to hearing from anyone :)

The way I read it, it's decreasing on every row (RS and WS) for 5 rows, then 3 more times on alternate rows after that (which side that would put them on I don't know... I lost track.) But that's more a slightly educated guess than anything, and based on the notion that otherwise they'd have just said "dec by one at each end of the next 8 alt rows" and left off the distinction between 5 rows and 3 alt rows.

But just 'cos it makes sense to me don't make it so.

suzeeq 01-18-2013 02:24 PM

You're reading right.

ladyparmar 01-18-2013 02:27 PM

OH!!! I get it now! lol
Thank you Suzeeq and Mojo11
Much appreciated for your replies. :)

Thank you.

mojo11 01-18-2013 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by suzeeq (Post 1367265)
You're reading right.

Thanks. Sometimes pattern writers and I don't really speak the same language. I guess the translations from Middle English don't always work or something.

suzeeq 01-18-2013 02:46 PM

As long as you're not translating into Elvish...

mojo11 01-18-2013 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by suzeeq (Post 1367279)
As long as you're not translating into Elvish...


Nah. Elvish has already left the building. :teehee:


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