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Old 10-03-2012, 08:50 PM   #11
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Cast off 9 sts at beg of next 2 rows...95 sts.

(makes perfect sense, lose 18 sts)

Dec one st at each end of every row until 85 sts,

(again makes sense)

then in every foll alt row until 79 sts rem. [this puzzles me]

(I read this as on each purl row {as that's how it turned out}, hence making it wonky) -

Cont without shaping untilnwork measures 68cm from beg, ending with a purl row.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #12
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No, it won't be asymmetrical. You decrease one on each side of the vest back on every row you work decreases.

You decrease 1 at each end of every row, 1 at the beginning and 1 at the end for (Sue did the math to determine) 5 rows. Put another way, decrease 1 on the right then decrease 1 on the left side of the piece you're working on. (Left and right respective of how you are looking at it)

Then, every other row (alt rows) you decrease 1 at the beginning and 1 at the end of the row till your stitch count is 79.

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ETA: Oops! I just saw your last post. You were talking about asymmetrical so I thought you were confused about dec. on each end. Sorry.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:02 PM   #13
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Won't what make what assymetrical? What do you mean?

And the decs are normally done on RS rows - they're easier to do and you can see what they look like. Besides it's the RS...

After you do the decs every row for 5 rows the next instruction is to dec every other row. So since you ended the decs on the RS, work a plain purl row and begin them on the RS. That puts the last dec row 'every other row' from the next one.
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dear universal godesses - I thank you all for your wisdom! It's why I come here. I will now STFU and just follow the pattern.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:31 AM   #15
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It is very adventurous to take on Kaffe Fassett and it sounds like you're doing marvelously. When dec on each end in alt rows winds up on purl rows, you can almost always switch it to knit rows. Dec on purl rows work but the dec seem easier on the knit rows.
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OK - so I'm begining to shape the shoulder but the pattern is very complex and I'd like some assistance trying to figure out what to do please. So, here's the pattern verbatim:

Dec one st at armhole edge in every row 5 times, then in every full atl row 3 times. AT SAME TIME dec one st at front edge in next row, then in every foll atl row 1 time, then in every foll 4th row until 24 sts rem.

I'm sorry - but I just don't understand this.
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I take these kind of directions and write them out or draw them out by rows. Call the next row, row 1, then decrease on the armhole edge on rows 1,2,3,4,5,7,9, and 11. Decrease at the front edge on rows 1,3,7,11, 15 etc until there are 24sts left on the needle.
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You have different decrease rates going on at each edge. The armhole edge decs a stitch every row for 5 rows, then every other row 3 times. While at the other edge you dec every other row for 2 dec rows (the next one and the 2nd one after) then it switches to every 4th row on that edge.

Dec one st at armhole edge in every row 5 times, then in every full atl row 3 times. AT SAME TIME dec one st at front edge in next row, then in every foll atl row 1 time, then in every foll 4th row until 24 sts rem.
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Thanks goddesses - exactly what I ended up doing. It was doing my head in.
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