The pattern in a vest I am making has a 4 row pattern. I need help on the decreases.
Pattern is worked over 64 stitches
Row 1: K1, *P2, K2, rep from * to last 3 sts, P2, K1
Row 2 and 3: P1, K2, P2, rep from o last 3 sts, K2, P1
Row 4: Repeat Row 1
Decreases: Continue in pattern, decreasing 1 st at each end of next row (which is Row 1 of Pattern) and 4 more times every 8th row. (54 sts).
When I do the decreases, at the beginning and end of Row 1 - how do I do the decreases? Are they different at the beginning of the row vs. the end of the row?
Also, I’m assuming as I make the decreases I have to stay within the pattern and make allowances as I will have less stitches to work with?
I have the same question when I do the front panels of the vest as well, regarding what types of decreases to do at the beginning and end of the rows on left panel and right panel - number of decreases are the same as on back with same pattern - different amount of CO stitches and there is a cable pattern worked in as well.
Thanks for the help!