I’m new to knitting. And I’m having a little problem with the pattern of a duster I’m making.

[I][FONT=“Times New Roman”][SIZE=“4”]Work 20 rows, ending with RS facing for next row. Keeping patt correct, dec 1 st at each end of next and 6 fol 10th rows, then on 4 foll 8th rows, then on 5 foll 6th rows, then on 4 foll 4th rows.[/SIZE][/FONT][/I]

The diagram shows 20 rows, then decrease one st. Then 10 rows, then decease 1 st. Then 2 rows… which is where the diagram ends. But I would not be surprised if the diagram is not entirely accurate about decreasing.

But the way I understand the instructions, I thought that it’s 20 rows, then decrease one. Then 10 rows, then decreasing on each row for the next 6 rows. Then [B][COLOR=“Red”]2[/COLOR][/B] rows (which bring me to the 8th row, right?) then decrease again.

Or should it be, 20 rows, decrease once, 10 rows, decreasing on each row for the next 6 rows, then [B][COLOR=“Red”]8[/COLOR][/B] rows before decreasing again?

2 or 8?

Go back and reread the instructions again:

“Work 20 rows, ending with RS facing for next row. Keeping patt correct, dec 1 st at [COLOR=Red]each end [/COLOR]of next and 6 fol 10th rows, then on 4 foll 8th rows, then on 5 foll 6th rows, then on 4 foll 4th rows.”

You’re decreasing [B]2[/B] stitches on each of the dec rows. Work 20 rows, dec on the next. Then dec on every 10th row (which is work 9 rows in between) 6 times, then change to every 8th row for 4 times. Then you do every 6th row 4 times and after that on every 4th row 4 times.

Oh! Duh! That makes so much sense! I was thinking either of the way I was reading it would make it reduce too fast and no way I would get enough length! Don’t know why it never occured to me to read it the way you said! Thank you so much! =^.^=