01-13-2007, 01:23 AM #1 luv2knit 1st Leg of the Journey     Join Date: Oct 2006 Posts: 206 Thanks: 34 Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts Help with decrease instructions I am not sure I understand these instructions: "Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows, then dec 1 st at each side [every other row] 3 (3,4,4,5) times, (36, 38,40,46,48 sts) Continue to work even in St st until armholes measure approx 3 (3, 3 1/2, 4 1/4, 4 3/4) inches from beg, ending with a WS row." Mainly what I am not clear is on the underlined part. But just for clarification sake and making sure I did the whole part correctly, can some explain it in a bit more detail? Thanks!! __________________ Happy Knitting! Sandi "My Knitting Garden"

01-13-2007, 12:35 PM   #2
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Re: Help with decrease instructions
 Originally Posted by luv2knit "Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows, then dec 1 st at each side [every other row] 3 (3,4,4,5) times, (36, 38,40,46,48 sts) Continue to work even in St st until armholes measure approx 3 (3, 3 1/2, 4 1/4, 4 3/4) inches from beg, ending with a WS row." Thanks!!
I'm guessing that this is a sweater back or front?

Let me see if I can help....I hope I don't make it worse.

I'm using the example in stockinette stitch, as an example because it is easier to see (for me) how it might work.

row 1: BO 2 stitches (k)
row 2: BO 2 stitches (p)
row 3: BO 2 stitches (k)
row 4: BO 2 stitches (p)
row 5: K2tog, knit to last 2 stithces, K2tog
row 6: knit in pattern to end (p)
row 7: K2tog, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog
row 8: knit in pattern to end (p)
row 9: k2tog, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog
(repeat rows 8 and 9 for the number of times the size calls for - the part in () at the end of the underlined statement).

I hope this helps - let us know if you have any more questions!

 01-13-2007, 01:48 PM #3 luv2knit 1st Leg of the Journey     Join Date: Oct 2006 Posts: 206 Thanks: 34 Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts Oh...I get it now. I did do the BO correct, the the underlined part makes sense now! It's for my daughter's jumpers dress, it's basically like doing a sweater in sockinette stitch, just no sleeve. Thanks! __________________ Happy Knitting! Sandi "My Knitting Garden"
 01-13-2007, 01:50 PM #4 sara_jayne 2nd Sock, I Rock   Join Date: Feb 2006 Posts: 8,000 Thanks: 79 Thanked 117 Times in 110 Posts Glad to help & looking forward to seeing the finished dress!

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