Ok so I found this pattern to make Marvin the manicly depressed robot. The head worked fine, but when I got to the instructions for the body I ran into some trouble.
work 6 rows in st st straight
dec 1 at each end of next and every foll RS row
leaving a border of 2 white sts on each side, work a black intrasia triange, keeping decs correct, untill 9 sts rem
work rows even
dec 1 at each end of next and every foll RS row to 25 sts
work 6 rows even
How can I decrease from 9 to 25? Did she mean increase? But if I increase, won't that give poor Marvin an hourglass figure? Help please.