What does 18 rows fewer mean?

by Hannah
(U.K. )

Continue straight until 18 rows fewer have been worked than on the back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending res facing row.

I am not sure what this means 18 rows fewer.

Please can you help me ?

I am working on my left front of a jacket



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Sep 06, 2021
What does 18 rows fewer mean?
by: Ratchadawan

Hello Hannah,

This means to work the front shorter than the back piece. You work until you have 18 rows less than the back piece before you start shaping shoulder.

To do this, you begin counting 1 from the beginning shoulder row and down toward armhole. Stop and mark the row that you count to 18.

The length at the marker will be the length of your front left where you begin the shoulder.

Thank for the question. I hope what I explain makes sense.


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