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11-23-2007, 10:31 PM
One of the patterns for socks says this: Knit 1 round, decreasing 2 stitches evenly (56 st) I know and undersand how to decrease, but what does it mean to decrease evenly?:teehee:
11-23-2007, 11:19 PM
I'd decrease with the first two stitches and then again halfway around.
11-24-2007, 08:57 AM
Decreasing evenly means the decs are spread around the round (or spread across the row).
Imagine that you need to make your sock a bit smaller, say 4 stitches smaller. You could do all the decreases next to each other but that would look odd and maybe pucker the fabric.
So what you do in this case (think of the circularity of the sock as like a clock face) is decrease at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o' clock: at four points spaced out evenly. Like the four compass points.
11-24-2007, 12:33 PM
Thank you! That makes a lot more sense. It snowed here last night so I want to finish knitting them! :muah: