:XX: I need help with a neck gator I'm making for my husband. I am not using a pattern but instead just making it up as I go. I cast on 90 stitchs and have garter stitched to where I am now. I need something on the bottom to make it snugger around his neck. What I have in mind is to decrease and then come back with stitching ridges for a couple of rows. And if a decrease is suggested would you please explain the decrease to me, I only know how to knit and purl.
I have seen some patterns for a neck gator and none of them decrease. It is just wide tube. Does it need to decrease? Remember it has to stretch over his head. I made one for my daughter in a ribbed pattern and did not decrease and it hugs her neck nicely.
I don't know that it needs to decrease but the original pattern that I looked at to get how many I should cast on said 90 cast on and it just looks so big around. I thought by decreasing one row it would make it a bit snugger around his neck and hold more firmly so it doesn't fall off. Right now it looks like a scarf. It will have a seam that I will mattress stitch for the back. I'm so new to knitting that I'm not sure what would work best.[/i][/b]