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Old 01-17-2009, 02:42 AM   #1
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Need help with instructions for child's sweater

I am new at knitting. I am now attempting to knit a sweater for my daughter but I do not understand what to do next. I have completed the back and front of the sweater and right now I am suppose to begin the neck shaping.


Decrease 1 st at neck edge, working the decrease 1 st in from the edge on every alternate row until 24 sts remain.

What kind of stitch do I do to decrease 1 st? Do I knit 2 together? If I do find out what stitch to knit, am I supposed to knit it on the very first stitch on alternate rows?

Please help, otherwise I would not be able to continue with this project. Thank you so much.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:21 PM   #2
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You dec a st at the neck edge every other row. Usually this is a knit or RS row, so you probably would use k2tog, or SSK, whichever looks better there.
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It also says to work it "1 st in from edge, every alternating row". So leave at least 1 st at the edge before doing the decrease. That being said, I sometimes leave 2 sts, but that's just me.
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