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Old 03-12-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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Help with understanding pattern directions
Back of sweater - shaping armholes..directions read as follows:

Bind off 7 stitches beginning next 2 rows so there are 95 stitches
Decrease 1 st at each end of next 5 rows, on following alt rows twice, then on every following 4th row until there are 77 stitches.

Can anyone understand what this means?
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:26 PM   #2
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At the begining of the next 2 rows, bind off (or cast off) 7 sts...then, dec one st at each end of the next five rows ( k 2 tog )....then, work one row with out decreasing, dec one st at each end of the next row, work one row with out decreasing, dec one st at each end of the next row....then work three rows with out decreasing, decrease on the next row (4th). Repeat the last part until you have 77 sts left. Make better sense now?? tillie
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:28 PM   #3
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Bind off 7 stitches beginning next 2 rows so there are 95 stitches
Decrease 1 st at each end of next 5 rows, on following alt rows twice, then on every following 4th row until there are 77 stitches.


On the first row, you'll bind off 7 stitches and work to the end.
On the second row, you'll bind off 7 stitches and work to the end.

On the next 5 rows, decrease at each edge--work the first two and the last two stitches together--either knit or purl.

So these rows make rows 1 through 7 right?

row 8 - work even
row 9 - decrease at each end
row 10 - work even
row 11 - decrease at each end
rows 12, 13, 14 - work even
row 15 - dec.

decrease on rows 19, 23, 17, etc, until you have 77 stitches left.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:17 PM   #4
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Thank you so much. Yes now it makes more sense.
Originally Posted by tilllie
At the begining of the next 2 rows, bind off (or cast off) 7 sts...then, dec one st at each end of the next five rows ( k 2 tog )....then, work one row with out decreasing, dec one st at each end of the next row, work one row with out decreasing, dec one st at each end of the next row....then work three rows with out decreasing, decrease on the next row (4th). Repeat the last part until you have 77 sts left. Make better sense now?? tillie
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Thank you. This makes much better sense now.
Originally Posted by Ingrid
Bind off 7 stitches beginning next 2 rows so there are 95 stitches
Decrease 1 st at each end of next 5 rows, on following alt rows twice, then on every following 4th row until there are 77 stitches.


On the first row, you'll bind off 7 stitches and work to the end.
On the second row, you'll bind off 7 stitches and work to the end.

On the next 5 rows, decrease at each edge--work the first two and the last two stitches together--either knit or purl.

So these rows make rows 1 through 7 right?

row 8 - work even
row 9 - decrease at each end
row 10 - work even
row 11 - decrease at each end
rows 12, 13, 14 - work even
row 15 - dec.

decrease on rows 19, 23, 17, etc, until you have 77 stitches left.
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