I am working on the melba sue children’s dress pattern found on this website and am confused by a direction in the pattern. I have been working 60sts in stockinette stitch for 9 1/2 inches. The directions then say to decrease 13 sts evenly spaced across 47 sts. I don’t understand this as I have 60 sts on my needle and not 47sts. Do I decrease 13 sts in the first 47 of the 60 sts??
i could be wrong, without looking at the pattern, i have to believe that they mean that you are going to have 47 left when you decrease the 13 stitches?
…off to look at the pattern…
yeah i just looked at it and i think it is just badly written…i think it is telling you that you will have 47 left…that’s how it works out mathematically too…even in my bad math head!
That’s where some PUNCTUATION would’ve come in handy! Decrease 13 sts evenly blah blah blah[size=7],[/size] 47 sts.