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Old 01-29-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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Help understanding pattern
I am making a multi-directional scarf and I am trying to end it. I don't understand the directions for the decrease. Here is pattern as written-
Work as with previous triangles until 1/2 of sts are on the right and 1/2 of sts remain on the left. (does this mean that I knit front & back, ssk and knit until I have half on each needle?) Instead of starting each garter stitch ridge with an increase, start the ridge with a decrease k1,k2tog. (Or does this mean I start each row with a k1,k2tog? If so why do I need 1/2 of sts on each needle?) Continue to work the decrease in the "middle" of the row as before, and after making this second decrease, both needles with have the same number of sts. (Do I k1,k2tog after I get to the middle and ssk to close the gap?)

If someone could please shed some light on this so I can finish this beautiful scarf, I would appreciate it.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:34 PM   #2
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Follow the pattern as if you were just knitting another row. Then when you have half and half, wherever you were increasing before, you decrease instead. When you do the decreases they'll move over toward the middle and you'll do a decrease to close up the two 'edges'.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:56 PM   #3
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Ok, I got half the sts on each needle. I slipped the next 2 sts as to knit and knit them both together and turn. I then turned and k all the way back. All sts are on one needle. Here is where I would increase, kf&b. So is this where I would do the decrease and continue in the pattern? I am sorry but I am fairly new to knitting (only about a year) and I don't really know how to take apart and fix errors just yet so I am trying to avoid that.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:13 AM   #4
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Yes instead of increasing like you've been doing, you'll decrease instead.

To learn how to fix mistakes you can look at the videos on the Tip page under Fixing mistakes and practice them on a sample.
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:32 PM   #5
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Thank you so much for your help. I finally finished my first multi-directional scarf.
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Yay! it worked.
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