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evasqueva 04-29-2010 11:26 PM

armhole shaping help
I am new to making sweaters. I am wondering why you decrease x number of stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows and not at the beginning and ending of the same row, which makes more sense to me. Anybody?

Jan in CA 04-30-2010 12:23 AM

I've only done seamless sweaters so I'm not sure. If you have a link to the pattern it might help.

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suzeeq 04-30-2010 12:59 AM

If a pattern says to BO at the beg of the next 2 rows it's for the underarms, and you can't BO at the end of a row. A regular dec can be done on both the beg and end of a row, but only one or two sts; a BO is usually 3 or more sts.

Puddinpop 05-01-2010 08:02 PM

It makes the curve. I am doing a purse with that same thing and it makes a curve that goes up to a strap.

mathwizard 05-02-2010 11:18 AM

Unless it is a sleeve perhaps a raglan(?) then how many sleeves curve from both sides? I just finished doing fronts on my son's hoody and I don't think the neckline should curve like an armhole.

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