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Old 11-16-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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clarifying a pattern to decrease raglan
greetings! I'm knitting the Bernat Chunky Kid's Pullover, which I downloaded from their site. I'm a semi-beginner knitter... really comfortable knitting but not familiar with pattern-ese language! I am looking for help clarifying this part of the pattern:

Shape raglans: Cast off 2 (2-2-3-3) sts beg of next 2 rows. 41 (47-49-51-55) sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle on 3rd and every following 4th row 1 (0-1-2-3) time(s), then every following alt row to 19 (21-23-23-25) sts, ending with a purl row. Leave rem sts on a st holder.

I am making the second size... so the first size in the brackets. I don't understand what is meant once I've gotten to 47 sts and start decreasing on 3rd and every following 4th row (0) times, then every following alt row. When do I actually start decreasing for my size pattern? Help please! And thank you so much!
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:46 PM   #2
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When there's 0 for your size instructions, skip over it and go to the next thing. So after you cast off on the next 2 rows, dec on the next row, then every other (following alt) row after that. Don't do any dec on the 4th rows at all.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
When there's 0 for your size instructions, skip over it and go to the next thing. So after you cast off on the next 2 rows, dec on the next row, then every other (following alt) row after that. Don't do any dec on the 4th rows at all.
brilliant! thanks so much! I wasn't quite sure if I still had to knit 4 rows and just omit the decreases and then start doing alt dec rows. this really helps! really appreciate it!
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:04 PM   #4
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Nope, if it's 0 for your size, then skip that part entirely, don't 'make up' the rows by knitting anyway, they're not needed for your size.
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Old 06-20-2011, 01:40 AM   #5
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making same sweater but with smallest size - confused!
The pattern is the same:

shape raglans: Cast off 2 (2-2-3-3) sts beg of next 2 rows. 41 (47-49-51-55)
sts. Dec 1 st each end of needle on 3rd and every following 4th row 1 (0-1-2-3)
time(s), then every following alt row to 19 (21-23-23-25)
sts,
ending with a purl
row. Leave rem sts on a st holder.

1) I don't understand why you would cast off at the beginning of the next 2 rows. It makes your sides different lengths right? Why don't you cast off at the beginning and decrease at the end to make it more even?

2) Also, I don't understand the pattern. What do I have to do exactly to get to the 19 sts at the end?

Thank you
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:29 AM   #6
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Hi Nadine, I answered the first part of your question in your other post. In order to get to 19sts, decrease at each end of the row.
If you count the initial decrease of 2sts as row 1 and row 2, decrease at each end on row 5 and on row 9 and then decrease at each end every other row until there are 19sts left.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:55 AM   #7
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The one row difference is only about 1/6 of an inch so it won't be at all noticeable when you're done.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:46 AM   #8
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Hi Nadine, I answered the first part of your question in your other post. In order to get to 19sts, decrease at each end of the row.
If you count the initial decrease of 2sts as row 1 and row 2, decrease at each end on row 5 and on row 9 and then decrease at each end every other row until there are 19sts left.
Still unclear to me. Would you be so kind as to write the steps? Like this:

Row 1 - bind off 2
2 - bind off 2
3 - decrease at beg and end
4 - decrease at beg and end etc (i think this is right)

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OK, no problem. For the smallest size:
Row 1 bind off 2sts
Row 2 bind off 2 sts
Row 3
Row 4
Row 5 Decrease at the beginning and at the end of row
Row 6
Row 7
Row 8
Row 9 Decrease at the beginning and at the end of row
Row 10
Row 11 Decrease at the beginning and at the end of row
Row 12
Row 13 Decrease at the beginning and at the end of row
Row 14
Row 15 Decrease at the beginning and at the end of row
And keep on decreasing on the odd number rows until there are 19sts left of the needle.
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Your first 2 steps are right -
Row 1 - bind off 2
Row 2 - bind off 2

Then -
Row 3 - dec at beg and end of row, do 3 rows with no decs and dec on the 4th row, which is row 7. Work another 3 rows, and dec on the 4th row, row 11. That's if you're doing the 4th size - dec 1 (0-1-2-3) time(s). Then you switch to every other row until you have the right number of sts.

If you're doing a different size, you might also dec on row 15 or none at all after row 7. Then do the decs every RS row (same as every other one).

eta and clarify - I see salmonmac has a different numbering scheme than I do. It depends on whether you consider "dec on 3rd row" to actually be Row 3, or the 3rd row after the 2 BO rows, which would be Row 5. I figured it as row 3, she figures it as the 3rd row after binding off. Usually though, most patterns begin the decs on the next row after the BO which would be row 3.
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