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Nuno930 07-16-2005 04:37 PM

Decreasing 101
Ok, just a basic run down for me. I am trying to whip up a tank top for my kid. I am to the part where I need to decrease. Would it go like this?

K1 - SSK - knit last 3 - k2tog - Knit 1
Purl next row

Continue to end???

Is that how it works?

Ingrid 07-16-2005 04:46 PM

ssk should be on the right edge as it faces you

k2tog should be on the left edge as it faces you

This is from Wiseman's book, not just me. I can never remember which goes where.

Nuno930 07-16-2005 07:20 PM

Ok, I had to frog it. I was right, it just looked weird. The left slant looked normal, the right, not so much. Should I be slipping the first stitch or just going ahead and using it as part of the decrease?

Ingrid 07-16-2005 07:24 PM

Actually in the book she has pictures to demonstrate the decreases and she uses a two-stitch seam allowance, then the ssk on the right side. On the left she has work till four st are left, k2tog, k2.

Nuno930 07-16-2005 07:26 PM

Hmmm maybe that is my problem then... I don't have anything to seem up.

Nuno930 07-16-2005 07:34 PM

Oooh also, do I work the decreases on wrong side or right side?

Ingrid 07-16-2005 07:39 PM

Right side, usually. You can work them on both sides if you want a really dramatic slant. For a normal one though, on the knit side.

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