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Old 03-18-2009, 06:29 PM   #1
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k1p1 decrease in a beanie... please help i'm so lost!
Okay, there are probably a million other beginners that have asked this question, but i am trying to decrease on a beanie. I casted on 80 stitches, k1 p1 all the way up and now I am at the point where I need to start decreasing. I am very curious on what my options are. I want to keep a ribbing pattern all the way up. This is only the 2nd beanie I've ever knitted, so I'm definitely a beginner.

If anybody could help, I'd appreciate it so much. I've tried to use google to find the answer but I am so confused with all the other stuff that is out there. If someone could me me out with a bare bones pattern or decrease strategy for 80 stitches, I would be extremely appreciative. Thank you for your time!
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:50 PM   #2
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I am a beginner also and have never knitted a beanie so please take whatever I say with a grain of salt...

For decreasing I usually knit 2 together:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hwMZV7Arrc

Though it might be tough if you want to keep a ribbing pattern.


This method might be the best for you if you want to keep the ribbing pattern all the way up:
http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-decrease-knitting

Here is a better video on how to do that method for circular knitting:
http://www.videojug.com/film/decreas...rcular-needles


Hope this helps!
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:53 PM   #3
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thank you so much! i appreciate your help, i'm gonna go check out the videos now. :D
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:55 PM   #4
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I didn't watch the video, so this may be redundant, but to decrease in k1p1 ribbing you should k3 together for the decreases, evenly spaced. This way you decrease a kpk down to a k. Work another 2 rounds and then do it again. So you could k7, k3tog all the way around for the first round, then k5, k3tog; k3, k3tog etc.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:07 PM   #5
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thank you very much for your help! Is there any way to keep the ribbing all the way tothe top? thanks for you help!
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:01 PM   #6
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By doing a double dec (k3 tog over a k, a p and a k) that keeps the ribbing pattern intact.
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