How to interpret pattern instructions: Work 4 rows dec 1 st at each end of next and foll alt row

Hi All,

I am knitting my first sweater and am having difficulty interpreting one of the instructions: Work 4 rows dec 1 st at each end of next and foll alt row. 78[78:82:86] sts.

Any help would be appreciated!

Hi Ali

You are going to work 4 rows with no increases, then lets say the next row is row 1 you will increase 1 st at each end the following alt row which would be row 3. Since you did not indicate how many sts you started with it would go like this. Row 1,3,5,7 etc. Hope this helps