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Old 02-26-2008, 03:35 AM   #11
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You'll have to decide which way you want the decs to lean.

If you want them to follow the angle of the armhole, the seq is SSK, K2tog and look like this:

..| /.....\|
| /........\|

Working them K2tog, SSK looks like this:

..|\...../|
|\........./|

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Old 02-26-2008, 03:36 AM   #12
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I'm confused...I'm sorry! LOL...with the right side facing and knitting a RS row, wouldn't you do the SSK first and then do the K2tog when you get to the other end, since you kind of knit across the row from right to left?

EDIT: I just saw cam's post. How do I know which way I want the decreases to lean?
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:27 AM   #13
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You want the decs to lean toward the middle, so you have it right - ssk at the beginning of the row, k2tog at the end.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:32 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by cam90066 View Post
You'll have to decide which way you want the decs to lean.

If you want them to follow the angle of the armhole, the seq is SSK, K2tog and look like this:

..| /.....\|
| /........\|

Working them K2tog, SSK looks like this:

..|\...../|
|\........./|

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Cam, you're a genious! I love love love the diagrams! Couldn't have put it better!!! Genious!!!

I prefer to have the decreases slant in the direction of the armhole, as shown in diagram #1. The decreases follow the line!

Doing arm decreases as shown in diagram #2 creates hashmarks.
But at least it is consistent!

Doing K2T on both ends, or SSK on both ends creates confusion!

Thanks again for a great diagram!!
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:21 PM   #15
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I thought she meant the decs for the armhole? You'd want the armhole decs to slant left at the beginning of the row, to the right at the end. And for the neck they'd be \__/ like that.

So the top of the sweater would look like /_____\__/_____\
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:37 PM   #16
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Suzeeq and everyone else, thank you SO much for explaining and re-explaining...lol. I'm pretty sure I now know what to do! I'm actually not at the shaping part yet, but that is the next step after the color pattern I'm working, so I wanted to be prepared...I'm thinking ahead here! Now I feel prepared.

Just wait until we get to the "shape neck and shoulders" part! LOL...

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Okay just remember as you look at the piece - for a left slanting increase \ you'd do the SSK. For a right slanting one / you do k2tog
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I think I will remember from now on -- and if I ever do forget, I will look at the picture on the decrease page as a reminder! :D

Thank you again!!!
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The reason I posted the 'diagram' was because ArtLady stated

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Right side facing...I do a K2T at the beginning of the row...knit across the row as per pattern...then do the SSK at the end of the row.

I always knit one stitch first, then K2T...knit across the row as per pattern...til the last 3 stitches>SSK>K1.
I've seen some patts that recommend this 'contrary' angle so wanted to give the orig poster the option to choose. Personally, I opt for following the armhole angle (SSK/K2tog).

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Originally Posted by cam90066 View Post
The reason I posted the 'diagram' was because ArtLady stated



I've seen some patts that recommend this 'contrary' angle so wanted to give the orig poster the option to choose. Personally, I opt for following the armhole angle (SSK/K2tog).

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Oh doh! I stated it backwards! Sorry! You're right! I also opt for the armhole angle (SSK/K2tog). I guess it was just too late at night for ole Artlady! Thanks Cam! You're be bestest!

I won't go back and edit my mis-stated post. It's good to hang my errors out there once in awhile!

Cam, I don't think your intent was to hang me out to dry!
I don't need any help doing that! TeeHee! I manage just fine on my own!
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