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How to decrease on an eyelet raglan

My pattern sets a 4 row eyelet pattern on the raglan. The 1st row decreases 1 stitch at each end. 2nd and 4th rows are purl. The 3rd row, is as follows:
K2, s1, k1, psso, yfwd, knit to last 4 stitches, yfwd, k2tog, k2.
It then says to work 36 rows, decreasing 1 stitch at each end, as before, in next and every alternate row.
This should leave me with 35 stitches to cast off. (I started the 36 rows with 71 stitches) However, I am left with 53 stitches.. a difference of 18.. Where have i gone wrong? 🥺

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Apr 24, 2021
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decreasing on yo row
by: Ratchadawan

you're welcome. I hope it all goes well.

Ratcha

Apr 22, 2021
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That makes sense, Thankyou. x
by: Anonymous

Ah, now that makes sense. I will unpick those 36 rows and redo them, adding the decreases on row 3. I wonder why the pattern didn’t just say it like that , as there are no other rows of the eyelet raglan.
Thank you so much for your help.

Apr 21, 2021
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How to decrease on an eyelet raglan
by: Ratchadawan

Hi,

Your decrease rows should be on rows 1 and 3.

Did you do decrease on row 3 at each end as well?
I can't think of other problem except that you weren't add decrease to each end on row 3. It should look something like this;

SKP, Skp, yfwd, k to last 4sts, yfwd, k2tog, k2tog.

If you only work on what is given on row 3 then you wouldn't have any decrease. That's why I think it might be the reason you are 18 sts more than suggested.


Thanks for the visit and the question.

Ratcha

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