I'm using a Dutch version of the Fisherman's Rib stitch which I love for scarves and blankets as it is really warm, the end result is thick and heavy, looks the same on both sides and is forgiving with mistakes.
Now I want to make a hat, which requires decreases, and I don't know how to do it! The pattern is like this:
Cast on even number of stitches
Row 1: k1, *k1, yfwd, sl1p*, k1
(You now have alternating "normal" stitches and "double" stitches on your needle, I call those dst)
Row 2: k1, *kdst, yfwd, sl1p* k1
Repeat row 2 until desired length.
Pictures (with explanation in dutch) can be found here:
, on left-hand side click on "breien leren", use scroll bar on the right to scroll all the way down where it says on the right-hand menu (in blue) "De patentsteek", click on that.
So how to decrease without switching to stockinette stich?
Grateful for any advice!