View Single Post
Old 05-13-2005, 07:04 PM   #2
ekgheiy
Instepping Out
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: In The Jungle - Stalking Frogs *evil laughter*
Posts: 2,579
Thanks: 3
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to ekgheiy Send a message via AIM to ekgheiy Send a message via MSN to ekgheiy Send a message via Yahoo to ekgheiy
Re: First Hat Attempt--Help Please
Originally Posted by foothills
I have a pattern for a hat using Plymouth Yukon yarn that I wanted to knit prior to attempting the "Kelly Hat" In the photo, the hat appears to be rib stitch, but the pattern reads to cast on 42 stitches, place marker and knit in the round until 6 1/2 yards are left. So, my question is THIS...do I just knit in the round or do I knit a round and purl a round until 6 1/2 yards are left?

I'll go ahead and ask my next question because although I haven't arrived there yet, I know they are coming The pattern tells me to then begin decreasing on round 1-6 (I'm assuming from where I ended?) and change to double pointed needles as needed...how do I know when they are needed? :?

Joyce
If the pattern says to just knit all rounds, then hat is in stockinette stitch. If you knit one round and purl one round, then you'll end up with garter stitch. So if the picture really looks like ribbed, then I'd venture to guess that the picture and the pattern are not meant for each other.

You'll want to switch to double point when the stitches are over stretched on the circs. Trust me, you'll know when the time comes because it will become increasingly difficult to knit w/ the circs.

__________________
-ekgheiy

ekgheiy is offline   Reply With Quote