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Old 03-17-2009, 11:36 AM   #1
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Probably a stupid question...
Hi there,
Probably very obvious to someone but: the pattern I'm doing (a Sirdar bolero) says 'Shape armholes. Work 6 rows dec 1 st at each end of every row. Cont without shaping until armholes measure 14cm ending with a ws row'

Does the 14 cm include the six rows of shaping or not?
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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Yes. Start measuring where you start shaping and go STRAIGHT up. I usually put a lifeline in on the first decrease row to make it easier to measure and make sure the fronts and backs match up. Makes counting easier, too.

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Yes-- you begin measuring from the first decrease row. A great way to do this is to lay the piece out flat on the floor or a table. Let's say it's the back of the bolero. Take a wooden metre or yard stick and lay it across, horizontally, where the first decrease rows are on the arm holes. Then take a ruler or tape measure and measure up vertically from that. You'll get the most accurate measurement.
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