For better looking decreases…
These aren’t perfect, but I think they are a little better looking than the decreases outlined in the pattern.
Row 1 & 3: slip1, ssk (slip first st knit wise and second purl wise) then resume regular instructions.
Row 2 & 4: Follow instructions to last 3 stitches - purl all 3.
20” long (not including ties) & 5” wide