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AmyP
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Posted - 08/25/2002 :  06:39:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit AmyP's Homepage Send AmyP a Private Message
I'm working on a cardigan and, after the usual ribbing at the bottom edge, it says to decrease 149 sts. to just 69sts. This is beacuse of using a thicker yarn for the body of the garment and a thinner one for the ribbing, this I understand. What I don't "get" is how am I supposed to decrease that many stitches? If I do K2tog, I end up with 75 sts., and I'm not sure that casting (binding) off would work.

Please, can someone help me!

Amy.

Amy.

In humid Manchester, Britain.

BessH
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Posted - 08/25/2002 :  07:09:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message
I would do a double decrease, 6 times, scattered fairly evenlty around the whole, probably doing a slip 2, knit one, pass 2 slip stitchs over (S2,k,psso) but you could use any of several different double decreases. The key is to turn three stitches into one stitch, instead of turning 2 stitches knto 1 as you do with K2tog.

good luck and let us hear how things turn out.

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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 08/25/2002 :  07:16:26 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
Thanks for the question and thanks for the answer. I guess it never entered my mind you could k3 together. That is why I keep coming back to this site, I always learn something.

ZOLA
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AmyP
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 08/25/2002 :  10:19:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit AmyP's Homepage Send AmyP a Private Message
quote:

I would do a double decrease, 6 times, scattered fairly evenlty around the whole, probably doing a slip 2, knit one, pass 2 slip stitchs over (S2,k,psso) but you could use any of several different double decreases. The key is to turn three stitches into one stitch, instead of turning 2 stitches knto 1 as you do with K2tog.

good luck and let us hear how things turn out.





It seems so obvious now! Many thanks, and I will let you know how it goes.

Amy.

In humid Manchester, Britain.
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AmyP
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United Kingdom
133 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2002 :  10:12:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit AmyP's Homepage Send AmyP a Private Message
quote:

good luck and let us hear how things turn out.



Well, I did the double decreases (sl1, sl1, k1, psso), what i thought was enough times, only to find out at the end that i was four stitches over! I just decreased on the next row, and everything worked out fine!

Thanks again.

Amy.

In humid Manchester, Britain.
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