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Old 04-18-2007, 11:36 PM   #1
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Decreasing under arms on sleeves of in-the-round sweater
I'm working on an in-the-round sweater and have the body, shoulders and neckline done. I picked up the stitches for the first sleeve with a circular needle, and the instructions say to "Place marker, join. Working in stockinette stitch, decrease 1 st on each side of marker every 4th round 15 times."

My question is this: how far from the marker should I make the decreases on each side, and do I use ssk on one side and k2tog on the other? If so, how would it look best - ssk before the marker (to the right), and k2tog after, or what?

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Old 04-19-2007, 07:59 AM   #2
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I usually leave a knit stitch before and after the marker. Which stitches you use really depend on what you like. Its more a matter of being consistent.

A k2 together will lean to the right and a ssk will lean to the left, so you can decide if you want your decreases to lean toward the center or away from it.
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Thanks, Ingrid!
I'll do it this way then:

k2tog, k1, move marker, k1, ssk

I am so excited about doing this sweater in the round. It is so much easier than being faced with multiple pieces to stitch together in the end.

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Nothing better than no seams!!!!
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