Alt stitch


#1

I’m knitting cardigan, pattern says work 24 rows dec 1st at each end of 1st and every foll alt roe 20st cast of remaining 20st


#2

Welcome!
Decrease at each end of the row (that’s 2sts decreased per decrease row). Decrease on rows 1,3,5,7,9 etc until 20sts remain.
What pattern are you working? Can you give us a name or a link?


#3

King Cole pattern- 4599 drifter chunky…
Shape armholes.
44sts work 24rows dec 1st at each end of 1st and every foll alt row 20st remain
Thanks for replying


#4

Ah, very nice! Enjoy working this sweater and post a photo when you finish. We’d love to see it.


#5

A what decreasing method do you use at each end?Im making a sweater with raglan sleeves and looking for the best way to decrease that doesnt look messy


#6

It’s a personal preference but I like the line of decreases to follow the raglan line. The decreases look like this /----.
At the beginning of a right side row, work an ssk and at the end of the row, a k2tog. Work the decreases one stitch from the ends so you have a stitch for a seam should you need it.
If there are decreases on the wrong side rows, work a p2tog at the k2tog and a p2tog through the back loop at the ssk.