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gardenmommy 04-14-2006 10:30 AM

So when you do your decreases,
particulary when it doesn't specify which type of decrease to use just something like

Dec one st at each end of the next and 3(3:3:3:4) foll alt rows. 48(52:56:60:64) st

do you have your decrease incorporate the last stitch of the row, like knit to the last 2 and then k2tog, or do you do knit to the last 3 stitches, k2tog, and knit the last stitch (or ssp and then purl for the WS)?

And as it is above it would be (in stockinette, starting with 60 rows)

K -- dec row
P -- dec row
K -- dec row
P -- dec row...until I get to 48?

It's the back of a 9-12 month size baby bolero sweater.

rebecca 04-14-2006 10:41 AM

I always knit to the last 3

jsauer 04-14-2006 10:57 AM

my first knitting teacher advised me to work the decrease BEFORE the last stitch. this way you will get a clean line for seaming.

And that is how I approached the "next and 3 foll alt rows" when I made a sweater. Looks like you're doing it right to me.


aylaanne 04-14-2006 01:50 PM

I just made a triangular hood for a baby blanket. I did it in garter stitch, and every other row I did k1, k2tog, k to last 3 stitches, ssk, k1. If you're decreasing every row I'd do a right-slanting decrease so that it lays the right way. check out amy's decrease videos to figure out which decrease will look the best.

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