Originally Posted by CAtoOHtransplant
This is probably very straight forward, but every time I read the pattern, I come up with something else!
"BO 3sts at beg of next 4 rows, then, forming a selvage st at both edges dec 1st at each end 3 times every 2 rows, then 6 times every 4 rows, then 5 times every 2 rows. (Use K2tog to dec at beg of rows and SKP to dec at end of rows)."
BO 3sts at beg of next 4 rows= bind of how? and does that include knit and purl rows?
forming a selvage st = what's a selvage st? Does that automatically form from the K2tog and SKP?
Bind off is another terms for casting off as yoou do at the end of a project. Instead of going all the way across the piece you are doing only a portion of the stitches, in this case s stitches at the start of the row for 4 rows (so that is both the purl and knit rows).
For the decreases you have to create a selvedge stitch. This is a firm edge stitch so will not be your increase or decrease. You will slip the first stitch of every knit row before doing the decreases. Only do the decreases on the knit rows, the purl rows you do plain.
So the first set of decreases is: *first row; slip 1, K2tog, knit to 3 stitches from end, SSK, slip 1. second row; purl all stitches* repeat these two rows 3 times.
then *First row; slip 1, K2tog, knit to 3 stitches from end, SSK, slip 1. second row; purl all stitches. third row; knit all. fourth row; purl all* repeat between ** 6 times
and finally: *first row; slip 1, K2tog, knit to 3 stitches from end, SSK, slip 1. second row; purl all stitches* repeat between ** 5 times.