Understanding a abv. in full

by Mara
(Canada)

Here is what the pattern is asking me to do and I am a little confused.

Next (Dec) Row (RS): K3 (2, 2), (k2tog, k1) 20 (24, 27) times - 43 (50, 56) sts at the end of this row. Bind off all sts.

That is the step that I just need more explanation to understand.

I understand that the row is decreasing but from there its a lot of steps that I just got confused.

Thank you

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Jul 09, 2024
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by: Ratchadawan

Hi Mara,

Here's a breakdown of the knitting instruction in simpler terms:

Next (Dec) Row (RS): This means you are about to work a decrease row on the right side of your knitting.

K3 (2, 2): Knit 3 stitches if you're making the smallest size, or knit 2 stitches if you're making the medium or large size.

(k2tog, k1) 20 (24, 27) times:

k2tog means "knit two stitches together," which decreases your stitch count by one each time you do it.
k1 means "knit one stitch."
Do this sequence (knit two together, then knit one) 20 times if you're making the smallest size, 24 times if you're making the medium size, or 27 times if you're making the largest size.

43 (50, 56) sts at the end of this row: At the end of this row, you should have 43 stitches for the smallest size, 50 stitches for the medium size, or 56 stitches for the largest size.

Bind off all sts: Bind off all your stitches to finish the edge.

I hope this helps and thanks for visiting and asking.
Have a great day!

Ratcha

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