# decrease 1 stitch every 5 rows 3 times

How is this done? Am I decreasing 1 st over a total of 15 rows? I am trying to decrease from 26 sts to 23 sts over 19 rows. Please help.

According to what you wrote you woould dec row 1, 6 and 11

Is it decrease 3sts (from 26 to 23) over 15 rows or over 19 rows?
What pattern are you following?

Decrease 3 sts over 19 rows. Writing a new handwarmer pattern.

You could decrease on row 1 and then every 9th row twice. Decrease on rows 1,10 and 19.
Is that what you were thinking?

*Top Down *Hand warmer
(#5 weight yarn / US 9 needles)
Measurements: Hand width = 8", length from Hand to wrist = 4", wrist width
= 7", length from wrist to upper forearm = 6".
Gauge: 3.25 sts = 1" and 4.75 rows = 1"

CO 26 sts (8")
Knit 5 rows Garter ST.
(decrease 3 sts over 4" (19 rows?) to get to wrist measurement of 7".
Stockinette ST for 6 rows.
Increase 4 sts over 6" (24 rows?)
To end with last row (of 36 sts at upper forearm.

I am lost when it comes to decrease and increase evenly over X number of
rows. I want these hand warmers to have a snug fit. Most pattern have you
knit a rectangle and then sew up the edges. Can you help??

Namaste,
Xaja Mykil

It seems to me that after the dec of 3 sts you have 23sts at the wrist. You want to increase to 36sts at the upper arm and thatâ€™s over 6 inches. Six inches is about 29 rows at 4.75 rows/inch.
So 13sts increased over 29rows. If you increase 2sts/ per increase row, one increase on either side of a center marker, that would be increases every 4 rows on rows 1,5,9,13,17,21,and 25. If you want you could increase the number of rows between increases toward the end (1,5,9,13,17,23,29).
Ultimately, youâ€™re going to have to knit this and see how it works in practice.

Thank you so much. I had been using several knit calculators from one website and was getting very confused. While am very appreciative of the people who run theses web pages, shouldnâ€™t they remember that the people looking for help are just beginning to understand knitting terms. Have a great day and keep those needles clacking.

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