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Old 11-12-2011, 04:40 AM   #1
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I'm having a bit of trouble understanding part of a pattern and hoping some of you could help me

The pattern reads (for a puffed sleeve cardi currently knitting the back of the work bottom to neck)

Shape Armholes
Keeping stripes correct, cast of 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 61 sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then on foll 2 alt rows. 51 sts.

The part I'm stuck at is underlined. To my mind, if I dec 1 stitch every 2nd row, then one side will be 'lop sided' wouldn't it?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 11-12-2011, 06:44 AM   #2
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You should decrease 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, and then dec 1 st at each end of the foll 2 alt rows. That way the back will be symmetrical as you thought and you'll be decreasing 10 sts total which is consistent with the change in total sts from 61 to 51sts.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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It says to dec each end of the next 3 rows, AND then on every other row twice.
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