Decreasing on a patterned row

Good morning, could you please help.

I am working a pattern and have come to the decrease part to shape armholes. It says to continue in pattern, decrease 4 stitches at beginning of the row. The row is:

K2, yrnfwd, sl1, k2tog, psso, yrnfwd, k5.

Thank you in advance.

Sarah Gale

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Aug 02, 2021
decrease in pattern
by: Ratchadawan


Before I move on, I need to clarify one thing. I have never seen the term "yrnfwd" used in knitting pattern before.
How does the pattern suggest making this stitch? Do you suppose to make a yarn forward or a yarn round needle and then yarn forward?

When it is written like this, I am seeing it as a yarn round needle and a yarn forward. The end result is a 2-wrap stitches.

So, when you completed a 4 stitch-bind off, you should start out with sl 1, k2tog, psso.

If the pattern suggested that this is only a yarn forward, then it will only be a 1 st work. So, you would start a row with k2tog, after performing the 4-st bind off.

I hope this doesn't sound so confusing.

Thank you for visiting and questioning,
Have a great evening!


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