Dec1: Dec 1 st by K2tog at the beg and SSK at the end of a RS row, and P2tog at the beg and P2tog tbl at the end of a WS row. M1pw: Make 1 purlwise. Use the bar that is between the stitch you have just purled and the one you are just about to purl. Pick it up with the left-hand needle from back to front and purl into the back. RT: K2tog and leave sts on the LH needle, knit the first st again, then slip both sts off the needle. LT: With RH needle behind work, skip the first stitch and knit the second st through the back of the loop, leaving it on the LH needle, then knit the 1st and second sts together through the back of the loop. Slip both sts off the LH needle.