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Old 11-14-2006, 02:27 PM   #1
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Need advice for finishing a basket-weave hat
Hi all. New to the boards and looking for a bit of advice.

I'm working on a basket-weave hat not off of a pattern (basket weave pattern below). I'm trying to figure out how to start doing the decreases. I want to maintain the pattern and keep symmetric as much as possible. That probably means doing a few k2togs on the cables (or on the knit rows lined up with the cable?) But I'm not too sure.

My gut instinct was to do a k2tog on a cabled row for the back of every other cable to hide the decreases (does that make sense?). After doing that for a few cabled rows I'll be down to cabling 1 over/under 1. When I got to that point I was going to start gathering cables back up and so on until I was down to just a couple stitches.

Does that make sense at all? Is there a better way to do this?

Basket Weave Pattern (knit in the round):

k for a row
cable 2 over 2 for a 2 for a row
k for a row
k2, cable 2 under 2 for a row - overlaps next row by 2
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Old 11-25-2006, 10:04 PM   #2
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I'm a little confused.. basketweave doesn't usually have any cables. I'm not sure about the decreasing, but maybe you could clarify a bit so someone else can help.

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