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Old 07-15-2011, 09:00 AM   #1
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Translating a Pattern Instructions
Hello:

I'm new to the forum and to knitting. I found a pattern I would like to do but I don't seem to understand the instructions. I hope someone can take some time and help me out.

These are the instructions:

Panel (make 8). Cast on 100 sts. Knit 3 rows (gart st). (I understand this part).

1st Row: (RS): K1. S|1. K1. psso. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. k1.

2nd Row: Purl. Cont in stocking st. dec 1 st at each end of needle on 3rd and every following 4th row to 20 sts. Knit 3 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

Thank you for the help.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:30 AM   #2
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On row 1 you're doing a decrease at the beginning and end of the row. Look on the Decreases page for sl 1, k1, psso and k2tog. Then row 2 is just a purl row. Decrease again on the next row, alternate knit and purl rows with decreases every 4th rows (rows 7, 11, 15, etc) until you have 20 sts left.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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Thank you. I think I need to practice the decrease. I never did that before.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:39 PM   #4
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If you have some leftover yarn, CO about 15 sts and use that as a practice piece. Knit a couple rows, then do a row with decs just like in the pattern - k1, skp, knit to the last 3 sts and k2tog, k1.
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What is skp?
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:16 PM   #6
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That's sl 1, k1, psso, just shorter to write, sorry.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:57 PM   #7
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Thanks. I'll give this a try and see where I end up.
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