Decreasing while keeping pattern correct.


#1

Hi im having a lot of trouble when i have to decrease every other row at each end. The pattern is a twelve row pattern. Ive had to increse stiches a long the way from 55 to 77 stiches. Can u help pleade . Im new to knitting


#2

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
The pattern is going to be disrupted at the edges because you’re decreasing sts. You may have to completely give up a pattern repeat at each edge depending on the size of the repeat. The important point is to maintain the pattern in the body of the knitting. The columns of knit, purl or lace sts should be maintained even if you have to substitute stockinette stitch or garter stitch at the edges.

What is the name of your pattern?