04-06-2012, 06:37 PM #1 yarn mechanic Casting On   Join Date: Jun 2006 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts hexagon socks..need help hey ladies..i am working the "Star Treatment" hexagon sock pattern in the latest "Knitter's" mag...i can't find help through their site, but the question is this: if you have 6 stitches per circular needle, 3 needles, and you decrease like this: (k2tog, k1), will you ever end up with 2 stitches per needle? i have done the decreases and i have drawn it out and i just don't get it? i can't end up with 2 stitches per needle, as the pattern suggests? any help is appreciated...

 04-07-2012, 01:12 AM #2 salmonmac Moderator Mod Squad   Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Maryland Posts: 5,526 Thanks: 369 Thanked 1,946 Times in 1,861 Posts Well, it doesn't happen very neatly. You can go from 18 to 12 to 8 but then you'd have to k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k2. Can you quote the pattern directions?
 04-07-2012, 01:16 AM #3 RochesterKnitter Knitting the Flap   Join Date: Feb 2011 Posts: 400 Thanks: 0 Thanked 133 Times in 127 Posts 6stsx3needles=18sts to start row1: 18/3sts per repeat (k2tog, k1)=6groupsx2=12sts row2: 12/3=4x2=8 row3: 8/3=2.6=5.3 Nope. Seems to me you can end with 8 or 5 but not 6 and therefore you cannot have 2sts per needle. I guess on row 3 you could omit one k2tog to leave the extra st and end with 6.
 04-07-2012, 01:40 AM #4 yarn mechanic Casting On   Join Date: Jun 2006 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts thank you thank you ladies! the actual pattern says: End Round (K2tog, k1) 6 times - 2 stitches per needle... that is starting with 6 stitches on each of 3 needles by this point. i am just a math sticklar and it doesn't add up and i couldn't find a pattern correction. it's not a big deal..i ended up with 5 stitches total and cinched them up... i haven't been on this site for a while...thank you! i will tune in more and hopefully pay this forward!! have a happy easter and remember: knit fast, die warm! : )
 04-09-2012, 02:59 AM #5 yarn mechanic Casting On   Join Date: Jun 2006 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts forgive me! hey hey! you're right...no offense! i am helicopter pilot surrounded by men all day long...i know stereotypes! but forgive me...knitting is the one thing in MY LIFE where i am actually around more women than men! no offense, but i need that every once in a while! i knit at work, while i am waiting for my customers....i can't believe how many men know how to knit! awesome! they don't acknowledge it to eachother, but will to me! ; ) so please forgive my slight...but i do believe it was ladies who answered my question! ahahahhaa and happy easter!! knit fast, die warm! the yarn mechanic

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