01-14-2008, 02:18 PM #1 hollandcrew Ribbing the Cuff   Join Date: Nov 2007 Posts: 37 Thanks: 44 Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts Is there magic math to decreasing? I am knitting a hat for my son totally off cuff without a pattern. I was wondering if there is any special math to take into consideration when it comes time to decrease? My current plan is to K2tog, K 5for that row, then knit a row, k2tog, k4, knit a row...etc down to k2tog for the rest of the hat. I cast on 66 stiches, using size 10 1/2 dpns, worsted weight yarn.

 01-14-2008, 02:30 PM #2 Jan in CA Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: Southern CA Posts: 37,171 Thanks: 1,656 Thanked 8,744 Times in 7,115 Posts 66 is a multiple of 11. So to make your decreases come out even you would k9, k2tog around and then decrease in the same manner as you stated. To figure this out - If you add the 9 + 2 you get 11 and 11 is a multiple of 66. After I figured out what multiple it was I subtracted the 2 for k2tog and I ended up with 9. Some numbers (62 for instance) don't work out. Always try to CO a number that works for ease of figuring it out. If you did happen to CO 62 you could throw in a couple decreases or increases to bring it to a number that you can decrease evenly with. Make sense or did I totally confuse you? It took me a while to figure this out so keep practicing and don't sweat it. It's just a hat. __________________ Jan When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it. NEW! KH knitting video archive ~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~
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