# Jody Long Snuggles Decrease Instructions - No Idea

Hello! I’m working on a baby cardigan (from a Jody Long “snuggles” pattern) and I have no idea how to interpret the decreases for the armhole and front slope going from the bottom to top. Even after reading similar pattern questions, I am unable to sort this one out! Could anyone provide a translation for the instructions in the brackets of my photo?

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Hello
Someone will certainly be able to help with this, it would be useful to know which size you are making.
I’m afraid I can’t see the full line in the photo, must be the way it’s displayed for me.

Welcome to KH!
These directions are often confusing. It may help to make a chart with the armholes in one column and the front slope decreases in a second. Then you can fill in the row numbers for the decreases and check them off as you work them.
Creations is right is asking for the size you’re making. But let’s say for the smallest size:
Call the next row, row 1. For the front slope, dec on rows 1,3,5,7 and 9. Then dec on rows 13,17,and 21.
For the armholes, dec on rows 1,3,5 and 7.
That’ll be 12 decreases altogether for the smallest size taking the stitch count from 21 to 9sts.
If that’s not your size and you’d like help with the size you’re making, just let us know.

Thank you both so much!! @salmonmac @Creations I am not sure I would have ever gotten to that. I am making the largest size. Just to confirm, would I do the following:
For the front slope, dec on rows 1,3,5,7 and 9. Then dec on rows 15,19,and 23.
For the armholes, dec on rows 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9?..which that wouldn’t work because that only gets me down to 17 stitches and I need 12.

You’re almost there. The front slope decreases are on row 1,3,5,7 and 9 (alternate rows). Then 13,17,21,25 and 29 (every 4th row).
The armhole decreases are on rows 1,3,5,7 and 9 (alternate rows).
That’ll take you from 27sts to 12sts.
Have fun working the rest of the cardigan and post a photo if you’d like. We love to see finished projects!

That makes so much more sense! I definitely will, it’s been a couple weeks not working on it. Ithink it’l go pretty quick now. Thank you a million!

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Pleased to hear you’re back on track.
Don’t hesitate to ask if you get stuck again.