Understanding a knitting pattern
Here is the line:
Work 10 rows dec 1 st at each end of 1st and every following 2nd row.
At first I couldn't fathom it. Then I thought it meant decrease on rows 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 and wondered why it would have me be bonkers and decrease on wrong sides in such a seemingly random fashion. I checked how many stitches would be decreased overall - from 86 down to 76 = 10 stitches. So that's two stitches each on five rows. Lightbulb! It means decrease on the RS rows only. It's funny how a slightly different phrasing can throw me off, but having deduced it I was back in the game.