I just cast on 60 stitches on a round needle and K1, P1 until I had about an 3/4 of an inch in ribbing, then I Knit it all the way to the top. I decresed after about 4 inches of knitting at a rate of ...
K8, K2tog for a row, then I knit a row, then I K7, K2tog for a row and so on.
I switched to 3 needles when I had about 30 stitches remaining.
adding colors is easy! I just matted my yarn together (wool) or you could tie it too I guess!
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