Dec at each end of next & 3 foll 4th rows?

[COLOR=“DarkRed”]Help!!! dec at each end of next & 3 foll 4th rows ??? What does this mean?[/COLOR]:knitting: :knitting:

dec at each end of next & 3 foll 4th rows

this means…

you will decrease at the begining and end of the next row…
and knit(or whatever your doing) with no decreasing for the next 3 rows.
and on the next row (4th row) you will decrease at the begining and end.
and knit(or whatever your doing) with no decreasing for the next 3 rows.
and on the next row (4th row) you will decrease at the begining and end.
and knit(or whatever your doing) with no decreasing for the next 3 rows.
and on the next row (4th row) you will decrease at the begining and end.

thats it:)…on to the next part.:thumbsup:

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Dec at the beg and end of the next row, then on every 4th row after that for 3 times.

I am casting of for the armhole on a cardigan. Cast off 3 stitches at armhole edge on next two rows I understand, but then I cannot understand this next instruction

Start with 59 sets
Dec 1 st at each end of next and 3 foll 4th rows, then on foll 13 alt rows
25 sts

I keep getting 31 sts, can anyone convert this to English lol
Thanks

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
It should work out to 25sts remaining:
Call the next row, row 1. You should dec on rows 1,5,9,and 13 (that’s 8sts decreased).
Then on rows 15,17,19,21,23 etc. (that’s 26sts decreased).
Total dec is 34sts.

Thank you

Hello. I’m sorry to appear rather stupid but I have a similar problem with another knitter. My pattern says dec 1 stitch at end of 8th and 13 foll 6th rows. I understand decreasing on 8th. Do I then do another 5 rows making it 13 altogether, then dec after another 8 rows, then knit another 5 rows - 6 times?
I thought I was a good knitter but I’m struggling. Please help.

Welcome to the forum!
It’s a good question and you’re not alone in trying to figure out these kinds of directions.

Dec at end of the 8th and then on every 6th row. The number of times you decrease on the 6th rows is 13 times.
Dec at the end of row 8 and then rows 14,20,26,32,38,44, etc until you’ve decreased on row 86.

Thank you so much. I almost gave up for fear of the back not matching the front through my lack of understanding. Haha!! I wonder why the pattern does not put it as clearly as you have. Ahh well… xx