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Old 01-05-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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How to decrease this Fisherman's Rib stitch
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!

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Old 01-05-2011, 07:04 PM   #2
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The brioche stitch site has instructions for decreases and increases; Fisherman's rib is another name for brioche stitch.
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