I am knitting a tam (that's a good thing to be knitting on St. Paddy's Day) and I have a question. I would post a link, but it's out of a magazine 'Quick Knits from Classic Elite Yarns.' I found a website, but there are no instructions there. It's the Harriet Tam.
I'm getting ready to shape the crown and the instructions are as follows:
Shape Crown,Setup round:*ssk, work 19 sts, k2tog, pm; rep from* 5 more times (126 sts rmn) Work 1 rnd even.
There are 136 stitches right now. So obviously I'm not ssking the 19 stitches, just 1 per every 19, I guess, but what does it mean "work 1 round even?"TIA
If you're looping already I see no reason to change to dpn unless you prefer it. Fingers crossed on the yarn going the distance! I have probably done some decreases and slipped the first stitch pw. Lately I've used the "improved ssk" and slipped the second purlwise. I've corrected decreases as salmonmac suggests and I've even moved the decrease over a stitch or 3 before! How picky are you? Does it look OK to you? Whether to change it is a personal call. If you're continuing on as before with your decreases, then it's a design element for sure.
I should never overestimate my basic arithmetic skills.