Decrease knitting

Hi
I’m new to knitting, I’m struggling to read a pattern, I’m having problems with right leaning decrease the pattern requires

can anybody help.
Thank you

Welcome!
What is the name of your pattern?
Can you use a knit 2 together (k2tog) for the right leaning decrease or does your pattern specify something else?


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  • Hi
    the pattern is the Eden sweater from wool and the gang, I’m new to knitting, this kit was a gift, this is the only part I’m struggling with I’m following the pattern for size 3, any help would be appreciated.

Very nice!

OK, for the 3rd size:
K1, * k2tog, k4 * repeat 7 times more, K1.

Knit one, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k4 and so on until you have repeated the directions between the stars 7 times more (a total of 8 times). Then k1.

Thank you so much, appreciate you taking the time.

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Hi
I would to ask your advice again, if it’s not too much trouble, I’ve managed to do the back of the jumper :flushed:, the problem now is the front, my calculations don’t seem to be working.
I’ve done steps 1-3, as instructed which leaves me with 42 stitches on my needle, which is the same as

what I ended up with with I knitted the back.
Now step 3 Decrease row, if I follow the instructions it seems to me I should have 58 stitches on my needle or am I wrong,

thanks
Andrea

Step 3 for the front is a decrease row with a decrease of 10 sts to 32sts. You’ll end the row with 16sts, a gap at the bound off sts and then another 16sts. The following steps tell you how to finish one shoulder on the front.

Thanks, how do I do steps 4 & 5, I’ve tried to research but nothing makes sense.

For step 4 in the 3rd size, you have 16sts. Purl 13, purl 2 tog, p1. Turn. Now you have 15sts.
Step 5, k1, ssk, knit to the end of this row. (14sts)
Here’s a video for ssk (slip one, slip one, knit 2 slipped sts together through the back loop):

Thank you so much, you’ve been a great help.

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I am now up to step 8, I’ve still got 16 stitches left on my needle, how do I rejoin the wool, to decrease the other side.

Did you work step 7, the cast off, or are you planning to join the front and back shoulders with a technique like 3 needle bind off?

To rejoin the yarn strand, take a new end of yarn and hold it next to the one of the needles and begin knitting. Leave about a 6 inch tail to weave in later. Don’t worry that the first few sts are a little loose. You can always snug them up later by pulling the yarn tail.

Yes, I’m left with the remainder of the yarn, and have the reaming 16 stitches left on the needle.

After the decrease rows in steps 8 and 9 you should have 14sts on the needle. Purl one row (step 10) then bind off these sts.