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Posted - 10/01/2008 :  10:08:57 AM  Show Profile Send susan14_23 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
(sorry if this is a duplicate, the first post disappeared...)

Hello knitters,

I'm working on a vest using Ann Budd's Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns. I'm about to start the neckband for the front and the directions say "work a double decrease (sl2 tog knitwise, k1, p2sso) at the center point of the V. I'm using k2p2 ribbing for the bands. On the first vest I made the neckband looks wonky at the decrease point, I think perhaps from having to adjust k2p2 pattern as the number of stitches decreased. Can anyone out there give me some advice on how to do this step? Thanks!


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Posted - 10/02/2008 :  04:39:44 AM  Show Profile Send socks4all a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I did a V-necked sweater with a 2X2 rib neckband. What I did for that was center a k2 at the point of the V. To decrease 2 st I did a K2tog over the right k and the p to the right of it, then a SSK over the 2nd k and the purl to the left of that. This left a k2, p1, k2 (at the V), p1,k2 centered on the V. The next rounds of decreases gobled up the p1,s then the ks, etc. What you are left with is a k2 rib that points up the neckband towards your chin and matches the surrounding 2X2 rib.
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Posted - 10/02/2008 :  1:11:19 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's a very neat reduction at the V, Socks4all. :)

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