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Re: decrease in the pattern
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: April 20, 2007 12:06PM

My guess would be to work the first 4 stitches of your lace cable pattern then follow the decrease directions. It sounds as if the pattern is asking you to use your cabling to "eat" into the 8 stitches you have on the other side of your marker. Without the lace pattern is it difficult to envision what it should look like.

Does your pattern give you a stitch count for how many stitches will remain after you complete your decreases? My count would be that you would be down by 10 stitches (5 * 2) If this works out and the lace cable pattern goes all the way down the leg, you could adjust your pattern as follows:

Do your lace cable, then ssk, work in stockinette until you come to 2 stitches before your lace cable and k2tog. This will keep the six stitches of your lace cable intact but will let you decrease one stitch on either side.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/20/2007 05:05PM by KT.

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  decrease in the pattern ladyelwood 04/19/2007 06:39PM
  Re: decrease in the pattern KT 04/19/2007 07:02PM
  Re: decrease in the pattern ladyelwood 04/19/2007 07:18PM
  Re: decrease in the pattern KT 04/20/2007 12:06PM

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