Pattern question

Hi all! I’m new to this forum, although not to knitting :slight_smile:
This summer I’ve started making animals and have been having a lot of fun (I love Julie Willam’s patters at Little Cotton Rabbit!).
Anyway, I’m making a penguin now and the next step of the wing says

beg with a k row, work 12 rows, dec 1 at each end of every foll 4th row

My problem is that I read this as dec at rows 4,8,12 (every 4th), but I’m supposed to be going from 13 sts to 7 sts, which would require either 2 st dec at every 4th as I read it or a dec at 2,4,6,8,10,12

What am I doing wrong?

Welcome to KnittingHelp!
You’re right, you need to decrease 2sts on each decrease row. Remember that you want to decrease at [I]each[/I] end of the row, the beginning and the end of the row.

Aaah! Duh! Make much more sense!! Thank you!