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Old 12-02-2010, 07:06 AM   #1
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Teach yourself to Knit/ Eva Rosen
my sister gave me the knitting book "Teach yourself to Knit by Eva Rosen. And I have learned from it, but the winter hat pattern is not right... I did as instructed, the cast on stitch amount was 40 stitches, this was a pattern for an adult hat, 40 stitches didnt fit on my head. I just modified it and did 90 stitches, so why would she put it as casting on 40 stitches for an adult hat??
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:18 AM   #2
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What size yarn was specified? That doesn't sound right at all. Could be an error in the pattern, wouldn't be the first time I found one in a book.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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I have this book and I re-read through that pattern. According to the Gauge written, 40 stitches would equal 20 inches around. Seems like enough stitches to me.

Did you use 2 strands of yarn together?? And size 17 needles?? I think that might have been part of the difficulty.

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Old 12-02-2010, 10:38 AM   #4
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40 stitches would be the right number for a really thick yarn or 2 strands of yarn together, and large needles. For a medium weight yarn and needles, the 90 sts is about average.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:29 AM   #5
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teach yourself knitting/ eva rosen
worsted weight 2 oz for the main color, and 1 1/2 oz for the others,
you cast on 40 stitches and it says do stockinette stitch (but the picture shows ribbing) for 8 rows main color then 4 rows color A 6 rows color B then back to 4 rows color A, and do the color stripe sequence three times, ( i calculated you end up with 66 rows) but when I did it it was too small,
I just noticed the instructions call for you to use two strands of yarn each color, Would that make a differnce?
My main question is 40 cast on stitches with no increases is way too small for an adult head???
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:50 AM   #6
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Yes, 2 strands of worsted weight yarn will equal a heavy bulky weight That's what will allow 40 sts to be large enough because that should end up as 2 sts per inch or so. Make sure you're using the right needle size too.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:16 AM   #7
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Yes, 2 strands of worsted weight yarn will equal a heavy bulky weight That's what will allow 40 sts to be large enough because that should end up as 2 sts per inch or so. Make sure you're using the right needle size too.
ok i will try that, after posting that, I rered that too about having to use two strands, and felt like a food not having read that before...( duh) thanks,

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Ok, so I did the gauge swatch, and I cant understand hot to read the gauge device. Obviously withing the 2inch/ 2 inch ruler part on the purl side?
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Forget the gauge thingy and just use a regular ruler. Count how many sts in 4".
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Forget the gauge thingy and just use a regular ruler. Count how many sts in 4".
on the purl side right??
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