03-14-2008, 09:47 AM #1 Babyduck87 Ribbing the Cuff     Join Date: Aug 2007 Posts: 78 Thanks: 44 Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts Decrease step help! well so far ive needed help on about every step of this cardigan http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70205A.html but i absolutely love it and im totally enchanted with it and i want it to turn out good bc its a gift..so i wanted a little clarification on this step: knit 1 row dec 3 (5, 3, 5 7) sts evenly spaced across row i'm doing the 1 yr old size so ill need to dec 5 sts. Thanks guys!

 03-14-2008, 02:58 PM #2 DorothyDot Knitting the Flap     Join Date: Sep 2007 Posts: 416 Thanks: 143 Thanked 157 Times in 136 Posts I'm not sure what you're asking... but I'll assume you know how to decrease. Spacing x number of decreases across a row sometimes can be slightly intimidating. What you do is, divide your row/stitches in half. Now divide your number of decreases in half. Okay, you have 5 decreases to do. This means in the first half of your row, you'll decrease 2 stitches - one close to the edge, one fairly close to half-way through your first half. When you come to the half-way point, decrease a 3rd time. Then work half-way through the second half of your row, do the 4th decrease. End up with the final decrease fairly close to the end of your row. Dot __________________ My words sell the Magic of a Dream
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 03-14-2008, 03:30 PM #3 Babyduck87 Ribbing the Cuff     Join Date: Aug 2007 Posts: 78 Thanks: 44 Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts Thanks so much! That was just what i needed!
 03-14-2008, 04:22 PM #4 cam90066 Working the Gusset   Join Date: Jan 2006 Location: Los Angeles Posts: 1,721 Thanks: 73 Thanked 542 Times in 485 Posts The other way to calculate.....you're starting with 163 sts. Need five decs. Subtract one dec because that's worked at the beginning. Divide: 163/4=40. So dec every 40 sts, with the last one at the end. cam __________________ Keeping to the knitting basics
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