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Increase and decrease on 2nd and 11 following 4th row - I don't understand this direction

by Caterina Patacchiola
(Somerville, MA, USA)

Pleas I need help:

Pattern is Travelling Cable Sweater from The Fibre co.

Now working all increases and decreases as set by last row, cont as follows:
Work 46 46: 46: 54: 54: 54 rows, dec and inc as before on 2nd and 11 11: 11: 13: 13: 13 foll 4th rows. 138 150: 168: 184:
202: 216
sts.

this is the part I don't get " dec and inc as before on 2nd and 11 11: 11: 13: 13: 13 foll 4th rows."

on second row and on 11th row once after the fourth row or every second and 11 row within the 46? but the cable is a repeat of eight rows.

It is not clear.

Thank you!

Happy knitting


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increase and decrease on 2nd and 11 following 4th row
by: Ratchadawan

Good morning, Catelina!


The instruction state "Work 46 [46: 46: 54: 54: 54] rows, dec and inc as before on 2nd and 11 [11: 11: 13: 13: 13] foll 4th rows. 138 [150: 168: 184:202: 216] sts. "

I will use the smallest size for an example to clarify this statement. Just follow your size when working.

This means to work 46 rows, dec and inc as before on the 2nd row and then 11 following 4th row (or in another word every 4th row 11 times). You'll have 138 sts total when complete this section.

So, now you're at the point that you have to do dec and inc on the 2nd row. So, you start out by working the pattern for 1 row and then on the next row (2nd row) you'll do the dec and inc.

After that, you work for 3 more rows, then do inc and dec on the next row (4th row). Then you repeat working 3 rows straight and inc & dec on the next until you have work 46 rows and 138 sts.

I hope you understand my explanation. Have a happy knitting and thanks for sending in your question.

Ratcha

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