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Old 05-04-2005, 09:58 AM   #1
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Help reading instructions
Any help is appreciated.

This is the back of a sweater getting ready to make the underarm.

Here’s the instructions:

Bind off 6 sts at beginning of each of next 2 rows for underarm; decrease 1 st at each and every other row 4 times. Work even until piece measures 7 in from underarm. Bind off 7 sts at beginning of each of next 6 rows.

My problem: If I do this:

Rs: bo 6 k to end
Ws: p to end
Rs: bo 6 k to end
Ws: p to end

Then I’m lopsided.

If I:

Rs – bo 6, k to end
Ws – bo 6 p to end
Rs – dec 1 k to end
Ws – p
Rs – dec 1 k to end
Ws – p
Rs – dec 1 k to end
Ws – p
Rs – dec 1 k to end
Ws – p
Work even.
rs – bo 7
ws – bo 7
rs – bo 7
ws – bo 7
rs – bo 7
ws – bo 7


Then the bolded section makes me lopsided.

What to I do?????? ***sending out S.O.S. signals***
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:05 AM   #2
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Re: Help reading instructions
I'm pretty sure this should read:
Bind off 6 sts at beginning of each of next 2 rows for underarm; decrease 1 st at each end every other row 4 times. Work even until piece measures 7 in from underarm. Bind off 7 sts at beginning of each of next 6 rows.

This is what you should be doing:
Originally Posted by MaggieL
Rs – bo 6, k to end
Ws – bo 6 p to end
Rs – dec 1, k to last 2 stitches, dec
Ws – p
Rs – dec 1, k to last 2 stitches, dec
Ws – p
Rs – dec 1, k to last 2 stitches, dec
Ws – p
Rs – dec 1, k to last 2 stitches, dec
Ws – p
Work even.
rs – bo 7, k to end
ws – bo 7, p to end
rs – bo 7, k to end
ws – bo 7, p to end
rs – bo 7, k to end
ws – bo 7
Hope this helps!!
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Old 05-04-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
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geesh, I know people make mistakes....but I am in AWE as to how many pattern corrections happen....
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Old 05-07-2005, 08:09 AM   #4
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Thanks silver. Your instructions made sooo much more sense. I've already tried them and THEY WORK!!! YEAH!!!

Thanks again!
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Old 05-09-2005, 06:18 PM   #5
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nice job silver!!! Thats a funky mistake; the "each and every" sounded wierd to me too... I was like "Well, duh, why not just say EVERY"?? Amazing how mistakes can happen... WTG!
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