May 19, 2005

Decreases on the Purl Side

How is everyone doing their decreases? I'm still on the back piece and after you bind off in the middle, you're supposed to decrease on the next 6 rows. That means you are decreasing on 3 purl rows. On the left shoulder, the purl decreases look fine but on the right shoulder, they are going off in the wrong direction. I've been doing purl 2 togethers so obviously, that isn't working for the right shoulder. Any suggestions?


Blogger racheletib said...

Well, there are paired purl decreases also. Here's how I do mine:

If you have k2tog on the knit side, then you p2tog on the purl side. If you have SSK on the knit side, then you p2tog tbl (through the back loops). This is kind of an awkward motion, but it's do-able.

Let me know if that's not clear. Good luck!

10:24 PM

Blogger kellyt said...

Thanks! I'll try it and let you know how it goes. I'm hoping to have this back wrapped up soon.

5:09 AM

Blogger Heidi said...

Do you have the big Vogue knitting book? It has illustrations of all the different types of increases and decreases and what direction they will go on the right side of the garment. I swear, that book was the best investment of $30 or whatever it was.

2:46 PM

Anonymous Heather said...

I was going to recommend the p2tog tbl or a ssp (like the ssk).

9:51 AM

Blogger kellyt said...

racheletib's suggestions worked well (thanks!) but I guess I could have also tried my Vogue knitting book for reference! Didn't even occur to me.

10:03 AM


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