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Old 07-11-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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I'm a new to knitting and I'm trying to knit this cardigan but i'm a little confused with the pattern instructions.

Waist shaping:
Dec Row: K1, ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog,
k1. Repeat Dec Row every 6 (6, 6, 6, 12, 12,
12) rows 2 times more 72 (80, 84, 88, 94,
98, 104)sts.

Work even for 5 rows.

does that mean for me to repeat the Dec row on every 6th or 12th row? and only 2 times. for example if i was doing the smallest size and I had to repeat the Dec row every 6th row would I have a total of 12 rows in which 2 of those rows would be a DEC rows? then right after I complete my last Dec row do I work 5 more rows of Stockinette stitch
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:58 PM   #2
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The numbers 6 and 12 refer to whichever size you're making. If you're doing one of the smaller sizes, dec every 6th row twice more; if one of the larger sizes, dec every 12th row twice more.
So for the smallest size, do the first dec row, call it row 1, then dec again on row 7 and row 13 and you would have 72 st. Work even means to knit in pattern without decs (or incs if that's what came before), so yes, knit 5 more rows.
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