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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May 13, 2019
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by: momer626

What do I do when pattern says dec 1st at each end of next and 11 foll 4th rows. then on on foll 16 alt rows. Plase send me an e-mail.



Answer: Dec 1 st at each end of the nex row and then dec at each end on every 4th rows for 11 times. Then dec each end every other rows for 16 times.


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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