# How do you read a decrease in knitting patterns?

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## How do you read a knitting pattern increase?

Increase: Yarn Over.

This simple increase is the basis, along with decreases, of all lace work. Wrap the yarn around the right needle once and then continue knitting. When you work the next row (knit or purl) into the wrap as if it is a stitch a small hole is created.

## What does decrease row mean?

Once you’ve worked the decrease row, you’re asked to repeat it every fourth row. To do something every fourth row means that you’re working a four-row pattern, and one of those is a decrease row.

## How do I count and decrease rows?

When counting vertically for a row count, it is imperative to count one column and not stray into an adjacent column. When counting horizontally for a stitch number, only count the upper bumps of a row, not the lower one. Single-stitch decreases are worked by reducing two stitches into one stitch.

## What does ending with a RS row mean?

End with RS row’ means you’ve just finished knitting it.

## What does 4 alternate rows mean in knitting?

Alternate means every other row. When you have to bind off stitches, you can’t do that at the end of a row, so you have to do it at the beginning of rows.

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## What does it mean to work one row even in knitting?

When the phrase “Work even” appears after a series of increases or decreases, it means to stop increasing or decreasing for shaping and simply work in your pattern stitch (in the case of Cameron, that’s stockinette stitch with the stripe sequence) until the piece measures the specified length.

## How do you count decreases?

How to Calculate Percentage Decrease

1. Subtract starting value minus final value.
2. Divide that amount by the absolute value of the starting value.
3. Multiply by 100 to get percent decrease.
4. If the percentage is negative, it means there was an increase and not an decrease.

## How do you read a mitten chart?

The charts are read from right to left and from the bottom up—read in the same direction as the knitting. Each block on the chart corresponds to one stitch in the knitted fabric. A number inside a circle refers to the corresponding number in the pattern.