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Old 05-30-2013, 07:25 AM   #1
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decreasing at cardigan armhole is confusing!
Left front: Have 16 sts on my needle:Work across 4 sts at front edge. Place these on holder for neck Work to end of row(12 sts)
Bind off 2 sts at neck edge once(19 sts)Dec 1 st. at same edge every other row 4 times(6 sts remain)Then pattern says to:Bind off last stitch. This makes no sense to me. Can you help?
Raglan Cardigan (size 16 in parentheses)

Thank you for any help you can give. M. H.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:46 AM   #2
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For the left front, you must be working a wrong side row when you work the 4sts at the front edge and place on a holder. Sounds like you work across the remaining sts, turn and work the right side row, then turn and bind off 2sts at the beginning of the wrong side row and it should be 10sts remaining. From there on you can work the 4 decs on the right side row, say one or two sts in from the neck edge (6sts).
After the last dec the pattern says bind off last stitch? Perhaps it's meant to be "last stitches"? You could check this by seeing how many stitches are bound off at the back shoulder and this may help figure out the number for the front shoulder. Does working the directions (about 11-12 rows) give you a long enough neck opening?
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