Decrease help

Dec 1 st at each end of next and 3 [2: 2: 1] foll 4th rows, then
on every foll alt row until 17 [19: 21: 23] sts rem.
Work 1 row, ending with a ws row.
Break yarn and leave sts on a holder (for Neckband).
Could somebody please explain this?

It would help to know which size you are making (first, second etc).

For the smallest size, call the next row, row 1, you would decrease on rows 1, 4, 9, 13 (that’s the next and 3 following 4th rows).
Then on every other row, 15, 17, 19, 21… and so on until you have 17 stitches.
Then work 1 row which should be the wrong side row.
Then slip all the stitches onto a holder or spare yarn to hold them for later.
If you put them on scrap yarn I suggest you use a tapestry needle to transfer them and knot the 2 ends of the yarn together so it doesn’t come undone whilst on hold.

If you are not making the smallest size you may be able to work out the instructions based on this example. If not though please,ease let us know the size you are making so you can have more help.

I mostly agree but would make the initial decreases on rows 1,5,9 and 13 for the smallest size.

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I’m making the largest size so I thought decrease on row 1and 4 then alt row

Thank you for picking that up @salmonmac . It was a typo.

@Knittynora It will be 1, 5 and then alternate rows 7, 9, 11, 13… for the largest size.

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