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Old 07-08-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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I need some help! I am knitting a jacket/cardigan, its my first ever attempt at knitting something other than a scarf. It has a ribbed collar with an "i-cord" tie. It has ribbing at the bottom and the rest of it is in stocking st. I have successfully completed the back (I think!) and am now knitting the left front. I have completed the first bit but now the pattern is saying:

Beg Neck Shaping:
Decrease one st at end (neck edge) and foll 6th rows until 47 st remain.
Work 5 rows

I have 49 stiches, so my question is does this mean that I decrease one st on the side that is closest to my neck and then knit 6 rows and decrease another stitch and then knit another 6 rows and then decrease another stitch and then knit 5 rows?

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Old 07-08-2008, 09:39 AM   #2
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You got it! Very good, for a first-time knitter! Yippee!

Yes, YES. You decrease one stitch at the neck edge every 6 rows until you have 47 stitches left on your needle. Then you work for 5 rows on those 47 stitches.

Give yourself a Huge! pat-on-the-back for doing all this!

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Old 07-08-2008, 09:56 AM   #3
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Great - thank you so much!!
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:19 PM   #4
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Does it tell you what decrease to use?

IMO you should use SSK (or some other form) on the right and K2tog on the left so you get a good V (I say IMO because some patterns *cough*Lion Brand*cough*are reversed from that).
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:19 PM   #5
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(I say IMO because some patterns *cough*Lion Brand*cough*are reversed from that)
I've em'd them in this regard, they ack'd they were reversed, but no corrections were posted. For the more novice knitter, they'd be left wondering why their decs looked so wonky. (Altho I know some actually prefer them to lean in opposition.)

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Old 07-09-2008, 08:46 AM   #6
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No it doesnt tell me which type of decrease to do, i have done the knit2 tog as that is the one that I know The pattern is from a magazine called Panda. Ops I hope its ok...
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i have done the knit2 tog as that is the one that I know
That'll work so long as it's done on the neckline of the left side as it leans left (to the right as you look at it). But you do need to do SKP or SSK on the right front as those lean to the left (as you look at them). Check out the Decreases page/vids to find corresponding decs. Otherwise, if you use them same one in all places 1/2 will look correct and 1/2 will be backwards.

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