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Decreasing alternate rows

by Melanie Fogell

I'm working on the back of a sweater for my husband. The pattern says"Dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and following 8 rows." I started with 121 stitches and it should end with 85 sts. Does this mean I should decrease 1 st at each end of every 2nd row, up to 8 rows? I always get confused when a pattern is written this way. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Feb 10, 2019
Decreasing following 8 rows
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Melanie,

This is how I understand it;

Next row Decrease 1 st at each end of needle.
Then work evenly for 7 rows and decrease on st at each end again on the 8th row. Work decrease every 8 row like this until you have 85 sts left.

I hope this makes sense. Thank you for visiting and sending in the question.


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