How do I decrease on a short sleeve after the ribbing is done?

by Penny Hopp
(Jordon Station, Ontario)

I have finished the ribbing on my short sleeve (raglan cap), I’ve moved to larger needles and purled the next row.

The pattern then says - dec 15 sts across - I don’t know what this means???

I cast on 70 sts and after the pattern instructions say to dec 15 sts across I should end up with 55 sts.
Can some wonderful knitter tell me what the pattern is saying to do?

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Sep 23, 2020
answer the question asked
by: Penny Hopp

after I do Row 1 and Row 2 of the ribbing until sleeve measures 2 1/2 inches, end on RS. Change to larger needles and p the next row, dec 15 sts across (this is what I don't understand how to do) until I have 55 sts (started with 70 sts). Then it says "work even in St st until sleeve measures 3 inches, end on WS. Shape Raglan Cap: Bind off and Dec 1 st each side every RS row (20 times), then every 4th row 2 times, end on WS - 3 sts. K3 tog. Fasten off.

So again, the part I do not understand is when I finish the P row (after changing needles) and they want me to dec 15 sts until I end up with 55 sts????

What are your thoughts?

Sep 22, 2020
raglan cap decrease
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Penny,

What does it say after that? I'm not sure if this is to dec 15 and then knit all the way to the end or dec 15 gradually. Could you write down the next few rows of instruction ?


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