Monday, November 13, 2006

I'm a little confused.

I get the side, neck, etc shaping. No problem. Here's my issue:

Cutting and pasting the pattern here's where I am:
Shape Neckline
Next Row [RS]: K to last 13 sts, k2tog, k1, work to end in patt as set.
Next Row [WS]: Work 10 sts in patt as set, p1, p2tog, p to end.
Repeat these 2 rows 2[3, 4, 9, 12, 11, 10] times more. 6[8, 10, 20, 26, 24, 22] sts decreased.

Okay, got it.

Next Row [RS]: K to last 13 sts, k2tog, k1, work to end in patt as set.
Next Row [WS]: Work 10 sts in patt as set, p to end.
Repeat these 2 rows 29[31, 38, 39, 45, 42, 35] times more. 30[32, 39, 40, 46, 43, 36] sts decreased.

Right, totally there. Here's the issue:

Next Row [RS]: K to last 13 sts, k2tog, k1, work to end in patt as set.
Work 3 rows in patt as set.
Repeat these 4 rows 9[10, 7, 6, 1, 5, 7] times more. 10[11, 8, 7, 2, 6, 8] sts decreased.

Okay, so in this last section, am I reading it right that the "pattern" is now:
[RS] K to last 13 sts, k2tog, k1, work to end in patt as set.
[WS] Work 10 sts in patt as set, p to end.
[RS] K to last 10 sts, work to end in patt as set.
[WS] Work 10 sts in patt as set, p to end.

If I am going to only end up with 7 stitches decreased in this section, then it sounds like I am only decreasing just one stitch in that 4 row repeat. Right? This is what I am thinking. I am not quite there yet, so any sage advice that anyone has would be welcome.

3 Comments:

Blogger Glenna C said...

Megan - I hope this can answer your question:

Next Row [RS]: K to last 13 sts, k2tog, k1, work to end in patt as set.
Work 3 rows in patt as set.
Repeat these 4 rows 9[10, 7, 6, 1, 5, 7] times more. 10[11, 8, 7, 2, 6, 8] sts decreased.


This means that, of these 4 rows, the first one includes a decrease (k2tog) and the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rows are worked evenly in the stitch pattern as set. You will maintain the "ivy" rib at the neckline while gradually decreasing sts every 4th row at the neckline.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Perfect. That's what I thought. I am usually a fearless knitter. This is the first time I've spent $65 on yarn for a sweater for myself and I am determined to make it perfect. Thanks!!!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Kucki said...

I'd say you understand this perfectly, in 4 rows you are decreasing once.

12:25 PM  

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