Casting off alternate rows

by Robbie Payne
(Michigan)

Submitting for a friend..her pattern for shaping sleeves said to: cast off 5 stitches at the beginning of the next and following alt rows (14 stitches). Work next 32 rows in ST

I am assuming she just casts off but does not break her yarn..just sounds weird! Thanks so much!

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May 27, 2022
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Cap decreasing
by: Ratchadawan

Okay, if this is the cap decreasing then It should be binding off 5 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. Then decrease 1 st at the beginning of every other rows 2 more times. With a total of 14 sts decreasing.

Thanks for the question!

Ratcha

May 26, 2022
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by: Robbie payne

I haven't seen the entire pattern instructions...but it's my understanding this is a "cap" sleeve..it's a baby sweater.

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casting off alternate rows
by: Ratchadawan

No, don't break off the yarn just yet because there is more work to do. the instruction given here is not very clear to me. Usually if you do the cap decreasing, you would do decreases at the beginning of the next 2 rows and then decrease again on every alt rows.

This one say to bind off at the beginning of the next row and then bind off 5 stitches again on the following alternate row ( or the row after next). So, this mean you will bind off on the same side again.

and with a total of 14 sts bind off? confusing! I think I need more information.


Ratcha

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