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Old 07-16-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Decreasing 101
Ok, just a basic run down for me. I am trying to whip up a tank top for my kid. I am to the part where I need to decrease. Would it go like this?

K1 - SSK - knit last 3 - k2tog - Knit 1
Purl next row

Continue to end???

Is that how it works?
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:46 PM   #2
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ssk should be on the right edge as it faces you

k2tog should be on the left edge as it faces you

This is from Wiseman's book, not just me. I can never remember which goes where.
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Old 07-16-2005, 07:20 PM   #3
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Ok, I had to frog it. I was right, it just looked weird. The left slant looked normal, the right, not so much. Should I be slipping the first stitch or just going ahead and using it as part of the decrease?
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Actually in the book she has pictures to demonstrate the decreases and she uses a two-stitch seam allowance, then the ssk on the right side. On the left she has work till four st are left, k2tog, k2.
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Hmmm maybe that is my problem then... I don't have anything to seem up.
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Oooh also, do I work the decreases on wrong side or right side?
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Right side, usually. You can work them on both sides if you want a really dramatic slant. For a normal one though, on the knit side.
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