Yes I agree. Once you have 70 sts you want to dec with 8 sts between the k2tog, knit a round plain, then on the next round have 7 sts between the decs and knit a plain round. Dec every other round with one st less between the decs, and when you get down to about 3 sts between them, do the decs on every round. Once you've done a round of k2tog, with no sts between them, take the tail and pull it through the sts on the needles like a drawstring and close it up, you can thread the yarn through the sts a second time to secure it.
sue- knitting heretic