Thanks Sue,
I think I typed my question incorrectly. So to answer your question...
Quote:

"Yes, but you're only using up 4 sts to do a ssk, k2. Is there a Sl 1, then the ssk and pass the first slipped stitch over the ssk? There's a k3tog at the beginning of the row, so you need to also dec 2 sts at the end of the row. "

The pattern actually said K2, K3tog, K to last 5 sts,
SSSK, K2
I wrote SSK, not SSSK
Now, my question is HOW TO DO SSSK????? Is it the same as SSK, as shown in the videos on this site, just add an extra slip??
Also, the way I figure it out with the decease rows (
Rep this dec every 4th row 17 times more) is as follows:
Dec Row (RS) Decrease this row
R2 (WS)
R3 (RS)
R4 (WS)
R5 (RS) Decrease this row
R6 (WS)
R7 (RS)
R8 (WS)
R9 (RS) Decrease this row
R10 (WS)
R11 (RS)
R12 (WS)
R13 (RS) Decrease this row
R14(WS)
R15 (RS)
R16 (WS)
R17 (RS) Decrease this row
Is that correct, or do I continue with these sets until I've actually decreased 17 rows over a 68 rows? I have 121 stitches on the needle and assume I have to get down to 37 stitches, which is what is said after completing the decrease below over 6 rows. I feel so lost and brain dead here.
Keep in mind this sweater is a PONCHO sweater so the armholes are huge. It's very confusing to me from the way it is worded to say "17 more times" instead of 17 more rows.
Because the next part is clearer to do it every 6th row three times, not 3 rows, as I outlined above. ????
Then I would move on to the pattern's next part "then every 6th row 3 times  37 sts.
R 18 (WS)
R 19 (RS)
R 20 (WS)
R 21 (RS)
R 22 (WS)
R 23 (RS) Decrease this row
R 24 (WS)
R 25 (RS)
R 26 (WS)
R 27 (RS)
R 28 (WS)
R 29 (RS) Decease this row
R 30 (WS)
R 31 (RS)
R 32 (WS)
R 33 (RS)
R 34 (WS)
R 35 (RS) Decrease this row
"work even until piece measures approx 25" from beg when measured down center. Bind off.
QUESTION: "work even.." What does that mean? Continue in Knit one row, then Purl on row until 25" from beg???
Thanks again for the great help!
Lee Lee[/b]