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Old 03-31-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Need help shaping neck
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I am currently working on knitting a sweater and am at the shape neck stage. I have knit 57, then turned and put remaining stitches on holder. Then I have been instructed to decrease 1st. at neck edge of next 6 rows (got this!) the instructions continue to say, then on foll. 4 alt rows, then 2 foll. 6th rows.

So, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to decrease the foll alt 4 part at the neck edge or the other edge? If it is the neck edge, why not just say dec neck edge next 10 rows instead of 6 rows? I'm sure this is standard patterning for necks, but this is my first sweater and I would really appreciate any help that anyone could give.

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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The pattern is telling you to decrease every row at the neck edge 6 times, then every other row at the neck edge, 4 times and then decrease on the 6th row after that and then decrease again after another 6 rows. So each direction is different and there's no easy way to combine them.
Hope this is the first of many sweaters!
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Thank you very much! You were sooo helpful!
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