Alright, I'm relatively new to knitting(about 3 months in) and I'm working on a project for my soon-to-be-born niece
Here's the link to the pattern:
In case you can't get to it for whatever reason, it's a square, knitted diagonally from corner to opposite corner, about 20 inches across. After that, you make a separate triangle(10inches wide), then sew it on to the blanket part.
What I would like to do would be to make the second triangle part as I'm knitting the last part of the square so that it is already attached and I don't have the seam that would be there if I sewed it on after.
I think that would make it stronger and it would have a more streamlined look.
What I'm stuck on is this:
In the decreasing part, it says "Knit 2, yarn over needle, knit next 2 stitches together twice, knit to end of row."
I'm confused as to how I'd do the counting on this. Do I just mirror it when I get back around to the hood part?
I have cable needles and a set of DPNs. I was planning on switching to the cables when I got that far.
ALSO, do you think I'd be better off sticking with the pattern or going along with my altered pattern?
Thanks for any insights and help! =)