Sunday, February 27, 2005

Right Side DECs

I know it's probably buried someplace in this blog, but can someone please explain the right side decreases? I was fine on the left side. But the right side is confusing. I'm decreasing on the WS, correct? I K2, then K2TOG (this is on the ribbing, so do I really knit or do I "knit the sts as they appear" since it's rib? I did a few rows, but it doesn't look right.....


Blogger Jessie said...

Are we talking about the back or the sleeves? That's what my answer is for...

You should be decreasing all on the right side. You're not going to knit the decreases as they appear - simply k2, ktog (or whatever the instructions state), and then work the stitches as they appear. When you get to them on the wrong side, you'll purl the last 3 stitches, no matter what. This will provide a nice, neat, even decrease.

So, for the back, every dec row will be on the RS:
k2, SSK, knit all as they appear till last 4 stitches, k2tog, k2

All WS rows will be:
p3, work sts as they appear till last 3, p3

So you're keeping the rib in between the decreases, but creating a set of stockinette dec that are each slanting in the other direction (so the right side is left slanting and vice versa).

I apologize for the coherence, as it is 4AM, and I should not be awake. I hope that helped...

1:11 AM

Blogger klh said...

I was actually talking about the right side front(sorry). The directions make it sound like the DECs start on a WS row.

7:19 AM

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8:57 AM

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8:58 AM

Blogger Roxanne said...

One decrease is SSK and the other dcrease is K2TOG. On the edge of the decreases is your K2. The K2 is to create an edge for your seaming. Hopefully I got that right and it helps...I don't have my pattern right in front of me...LOL

9:00 AM

Blogger Jessie said...

Ah, well. I haven't reached the right side front yet, so I cannot help you :)

9:49 AM


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