laceyj1204 wrote:Shandeh, I've been watching your videos each step of the way, but there's something I think I've missed. When shaping the instep, after I've decreased to the required number of stitches, and it states "Cont even until work from picked up sts measures (required) inches, does that mean that I just work the even row of instep shaping and knit until my work is the required # of sts? Also for the last part of that where it says "Next rnd: knit. dec 1 at center", what center does that mean? Thanks!!!!
"work even" or "continue even" means to keep going the way you've been going. That's a common term in knitting and crochet patterns. Your piece of work should keep looking the same from that point. So, if you're knitting garter stitch, keep knitting garter stitch. If you're knitting stockinette, keep knitting stockinette. If you're doing an intricate lace design, keep doing that design.
In this particular pattern (Sox - Ankle Socks
), at this point in the design, you are knitting round and round to make the foot long enough, until you get to the toe shaping. So you will just be knitting every row, round and round. No decreasing or increasing. Just go straight until it's long enough.
When you get to the "next round", you will need to decrease by one stitch. It really doesn't matter where the decrease is made, because it's just one stitch. You can do it at the very first stitch of the round, or when you are in the center of the 2nd needle. No biggie.