# Decrease Question

I am knitting the arms of a sweater. I am using double pointed needles where there is a marker at the underarm part of the sleeve. This marker is the beginning of the round. I have to decrease (ssk- I’m assuming this is when I start a new round after I have passed the marker) and then when I get to the marker at the end of the row I have to knit two together. Does this make sense? Also, when you are decreasing knitting a sleeve like this are the decreases done on the underneath side of the sleeve? I guess I just need to understand where the decreases will occur.

Thanks,
Jenny

Yes, you are doing paired decreases when you decrease on either side of a marker. If you were knitting your sleeve flat, you would have a decrease on each end of a row. It’s the same thing, just in the round. And yes, the decreases will be formed on the underneath side of the sleeve, in other words in a line down from the underarm.

Yes, you are doing paired decreases when you decrease on either side of a marker. If you were knitting your sleeve flat, you would have a decrease on each end of a row. It’s the same thing, just in the round. And yes, the decreases will be formed on the underneath side of the sleeve, in other words in a line down from the underarm, in the same place where you would have a seam down the sleeve of a sweater if it wasn’t knit in the round.

Thanks so much for the explaination!

Sorry about the double post…I did not think it went through the first time.