I am knitting a top-down raglan sleeve sweater, using Barbara Walker’s double increase #2 (k1, yo, k1) in the seam stitch. I needed to make the neckline smaller, so I knitted bottom-up, in effect, for an inch. I tried to match the original increase pattern with a double decrease, and it looks OK, but it is not an exact match.
Which leads me to a general question for “next time.” Is there a reference with matching top-down/bottom-up stitches? Or even, how to make a decrease that compliments a yo increase.
Is there anyone else who is interested in this concept? On other occasions, I have found a stitch pattern that I like that has a definite top and bottom, and is written for bottom-up. Top-down knitting makes so much more sense to me, but I don’t understand how to do the conversion.
Thank you – a knitter in Davenport, Iowa