How do I decrease stitches in a raglan cardigan?

by Balvinder
(Birmingham, United Kingdom)

I am following a pattern and I am stuck where it says the following:

53 stitches - Work 30 rows dec 1 st at each of next and every following alternate row. Total 23 stitches remain.

How do I decrease stitches in the 30 rows so that I end up with 23 stitches at the end please?

Thank you.

Comments for How do I decrease stitches in a raglan cardigan?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 03, 2023
how to decrease raglan sleeve
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Balvinder,

Sorry for the wait, we just got back from family vacation.
To do this decrease you will do the decrease every other rows for the next 30 rows as follows;

Next row (right side)- dec 1 st on each end.
Then work even one row without decreasing.

Repeat these 2 rows decreasing until you have a total of 30 rows from the first decreased row. You should have a total of 20 st decreasing.

Thanks for the question and Have a Happy New Year!


P.S. You should get notify automatically by an email but I will forward a link to your email given above.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own comment! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Knitting Questions And Comments.

spring banner


Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.