Help decreasing in Debbie Bliss Pinafore pattern
This pattern is starting to drive me nuts. I decided to knit Debbie Bliss's Pinafore pattern (I believe it's from her 'Essential Baby' book) and I've become stuck on the first row of decreases. The pattern reads:
Dec row [right side] K4, [k2tog] 22 times, k3. 73 sts.
I started with 117 sts, so to get to 73 sts I'd have to decrease by 44, but I cannot seem to do this following the pattern. Any suggestions?