I am making a hat and I need to decrease. I have knitted K1 P1 and I need to know how I should go about decreasing. I know that I need to knit or purl 2 together, but since the stiches alternate how should I do it?
I casted on 72 sitches. I tried to follow a pattern and realized after I was too far into it to that I should have k2 p2. So now that I will begin decreasing I am not sure how to do it and how many to deacrease on one row.
Even though you did a different stitch pattern than the pattern asked for, you should still do the same # of decreases as the pattern asked you to do. Is there a link to the pattern? Sorry I feel like I'm being rather vague, but my brain isn't functioning properly today and I need to see it right in front of me. Any more info?
These directions will work for k2p2 ribbing, but not k1p1.
Taking the general rule of thumb with decreases on hats, I'd start my decreases with rib 7, work two together. I picked it because 72 is divisible by 9, so you work stitches 8 and 9 together. Whether you knit or purl those two together is up to you. I'd knit two together just because it will be smoother. You won't be able to have the decreases as part of the rib pattern, I don't believe. I think you'll just have to keep your rib as set, decrease, and continue to knit the knits and purl the purls.
On the next row, knit the knits, purl the purls and purl the k2tog.
So the dec rows would go like this, with an even row on the WS.
rib 7, k2tog = 64
rib 6, k2tog = 56
rib 5, k2tog = 48
rib 4, k2tog = 40
rib 3, k2tog = 32
rib 2, k2tog = 14
k2tog across = 7 Pull yarn through these last 7 stitches and pull tight.
I'm not sure that this is the way a k1p1 ribbed hat pattern would be written, but this is the best I can come up with. Hope it helps
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