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Old 11-26-2012, 04:33 AM   #1
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Decrease "x" sts across
I wrote a ton in this post:
Albem Bag
before realizing I have a very basic question:
If a pattern just says "decrease x sts across", is this referring to a certain "basic" way of decreasing which I should know about? Or does this mean you can go about it any way you please - be creative ?!

NB the question is not just with regards to the Albem Bag pattern. I also wonder what to do if I ever come across such a description again! But if someone has another idea about decreasing in that particular pattern, I'm happy to hear it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:06 AM   #2
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It usually means to decrease x sts approximately evenly spaced across. Don't bunch them together at one spot or another. This calculator will give you some suggestions on how to do that.
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Yes, just dec the sts evenly spaced, using k2tog or ssk, whichever you prefer.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by KnitBeg View Post
If a pattern just says "decrease x sts across", is this referring to a certain "basic" way of decreasing which I should know about? Or does this mean you can go about it any way you please - be creative ?!

If the pattern specifies a decrease style, of course that's the one to use. If it doesn't, and I wasn't confident about which way to do it, I'd ask here.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:00 AM   #5
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Thanky you all for the clear answers.

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If it doesn't, and I wasn't confident about which way to do it, I'd ask here.
Just my thought

I guess every way has its pros and cons.
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