Okay, question time-------
I am trying to do the neckline on a sweater that I am making for my sister for Christmas. I don’t know why I am having such a difficult time with it- it’s like my brain forgot how to work today!!! The pattern reads:
Shape Neck: work across 35 sts, turn leaving remaining sts on holder. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 4 times- 31 sts remain. Work even until piece measures 7.5 inches from underarm marker, ending with a WS row. Place sts on holder. To complete other side, place center 31 sts on holder for back of neck, and work on remaining sts to match first side.
Okay- it confused me at first, I guess because I haven’t had to decrease on the purl side before. For the first side, I did k2tog and p2tog, 1 stitch in from the neck edge for 4 rows. It looks nice and neat. Then, when I got over to the other side, I got messed up! k2tog and p2tog aren’t going to work, since they will be leaning the wrong direction- I looked at Amy’s page on increases and decreases, and tried using ssp and ssk “improved”- but that didn’t look right either. The ssk “improved” was almost like a yo when I came back on the next row, and the whole thing just looked a mess. What decreases do you think I should be using on this side?