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cranberry
« on: December 01, 2007 11:01:10 AM »

Dear all,

Halp, I'm having problems with some knitting instructions. They are as follows:

"On each edge of foll alt rows, cast off 3 sts twice and 2 sts once, then 2 sts from each edge of foll alt rows, sgl dec 3 times, on foll 4th rows sgl dec 4 times, on foll alt rows, sgl dec 3 times. Then, on each edge of foll alt rows, cast off 2 sts twice and 3 sts once."

I don't understand the bolded part. Help! Cry
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007 11:49:34 AM »

Sometimes it helps to set up a spread sheet to keep track of changes and row counts. Smiley
So it'd be:
(work
cast off 3)x2
work
cast of 2
(work
sgl dec each end)x3
(work
work
work
sgl dec)x4

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2007 02:02:15 PM »

My interpretation of it is to decrease one stitch on both sides every four rows.  So you have:

Row 1 (RS): BO 3
Row 2 (WS): BO 3
3: BO 3
4: BO 3
5: BO 2
6: BO2
7: Decrease two stitches on each side two stitches in from the edge
9: Decrease two stitches on each side
11: Decrease two stitches on each side
15: Decrease two stitches
19: Decrease two stitches
23: Decrease two stitches
27: Decrease two stitches

29: Decrease two stitches
31: Decrease two stitches
33: Decrease two stitches
35: BO 2 stitches
36: BO 2 stitches
37: BO 2 stitches
38: BO 2 stitches
39: BO 3 stitches
40: BO 3 stitches

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cranberry
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007 04:02:16 AM »

Thank you, ladies  Grin.

Point noted about the tracking changes in stitches and so on. I've finished my sleeves!
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