I'm working a seed stitch sleeve in the round from the shoulder to the cuff, which means that I have to decrease stitches every few rows. I've frogged the @*#$% thing three times today because I just can't get the decreases right. I gave up in disgust, the first time I ever been defeated by a technique, and am having trouble finding a solution to anything similar by searching on the web.
My pattern goes round-and-round like this:
Row 1: k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, etc;
Row 2: p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, etc.
Every 6th row I want to decrease four adjacent stitches down to two, making the decreases as unobtrusive as possible.
However hard I try the decreases look dreadful, uneven and just plain dumb. I can't work out when and whether to SSK, SSP, K2tog or p2tog. In fact, it looks like my cat had had a go while I wasn't looking.
Is there a really, REALLY smart guy (or gal) out there who can put me right?