I just casted on for Berroco’s March Basic Cardi and Im having trouble understanding Row 2 ( :wall: ). Please help :pout:

Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1 rep from * across.

Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 1” from beg, end on WS, dec 10 sts evenly spaced across – 83(89-99-109-119-129) sts. Change to larger needles and work even in St st until piece measures 2 1/2” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS): K16(18-20-23-25-28), SSK, k47(49-55-59-65-69), k2 tog, k16(18-20-23-25-28) – 81(87-97-107-117-127) sts. Continue in this manner to dec 1 st 16(18-20-23-25-28) sts in from each edge every 1” twice more, then every 3/4” 4 times – 69(75-85-95-105-115) sts. Work even until piece measures 9” from beg, end on WS. Inc 1 st each end of next row – 71(77-87-97-107-117) sts. Rep this inc every 3/4” 4 times more, then every 1/2” twice. Work even on 83(89-99-109-119-129) sts until piece measures 13 1/2” from beg, end on WS.

Now what Im not understanding is, do I do the decrease after I’ve repeated for 1"? Or do I do it the first time I knit row 2 then continue for 1" just ribbing? AAhhhhh :pout:

Do the decreases after you’ve knit 1 inch. And it’s actually easier to do if you do them on the knit row of the stockinette stitch.

sue

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Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1 rep from * across.

Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 1” from beg, end on WS, dec 10 sts evenly spaced across – 83(89-99-109-119-129) sts. Change to larger needles and work even in St st until piece measures 2 1/2” from beg, end on WS.

Dec Row (RS): K16(18-20-23-25-2Cool, SSK, k47(49-55-59-65-69), k2 tog, k16(18-20-23-25-2Cool – 81(87-97-107-117-127) sts. Continue in this manner to dec 1 st 16(18-20-23-25-2Cool sts in from each edge every 1” twice more, then every 3/4” 4 times – 69(75-85-95-105-115) sts. Work even until piece measures 9” from beg, end on WS. Inc 1 st each end of next row – 71(77-87-97-107-117) sts. Rep this inc every 3/4” 4 times more, then every 1/2” twice. Work even on 83(89-99-109-119-129) sts until piece measures 13 1/2” from beg, end on WS. [/i]

You do the ribbing, decrease 10 stitches on one row and work in stockinette stitch until the whole thing measures 2 1/2 inches. That part is done.

Now you’ll work the Dec Row on the next row, and an inch after that, an inch after that, etc.

Thank you Suzeeq and Ingrid Now I can get started for real this time :teehee:

please let me know how your sweater is coming out. I’m going to start that one very soon. it will be my first sweater :oo: