# What is a decrease row in knitting?

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## 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 WS row mean?

When your pattern tells you to end on a wrong side row it means that the last row you knit is the one on the wrong side (hidden side) of your project. So if you are knitting in stocking stitch (stockinette) the last row you work is a purl row so that you are ready to knit the next row.

## How many rows of knitting is an inch?

Calculating Gauge for Any Project

To figure out the number of stitches and rows you need in 1 inch, simply divide the listed gauge by four. For instance, a yarn with a gauge of 18 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches is the same as 4.5 stitches per inch and 6 rows per inch.

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