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Old 11-20-2007, 04:11 PM   #1
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Hat decrease instructions
Hi everyone,

I'm new to knitting and this forum which I have learned so much from. I am working on my first project, a beanie and am now at the decreasing rounds part.

It reads like this:
Decrease Round 1: *k7, k2tog, rep from *
Decrease Round 2: *k6, k2tog, rep from *
Decrease Round 3: *k5, k2tog, rep from *

I am just on the first decrease round and I have just decreased my last stitch but now I have 3 stitches left on the left needle to go before my stitch marker. My question is this: do I just knit these 3 stitches to complete the first decrease round and start over for the Decrease round 2 and knit 6 (then having 9 knit stitches in a row before decreasing again) OR do I "overlap" the first decrease round with the 2nd one and "count" those last 3 stitches from Round 1 into the first 6 stitches of Round 2?

Sorry if this is confusing..I just don't want to mess up, I've been so careful and have already started over on this project a few times and haven't made it this far!

Thanks so much
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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How many stitches did you start with? If it was a multiple of 9, then the first row should work out evenly. You want the decreases to line up properly.
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:19 PM   #3
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As mentioned above - with those instructions I would expect you began the round with a multiple of 9 stitches and it *should* have worked out evenly.

BUT - if your original count was actually a multiple of 9 plus three, I would just go right into the next decrease round; (in other words - change your beginning of round marker three right) and continue to do so with whatever "leftover" stitches I had from the decrease round)
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