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knkurz
« on: October 24, 2010 05:32:58 PM »

Hello everyone!

I'm about to start working a hat pattern that I got on Ravelry (the pattern is Le Dane by Particules Particules).  I looked over the pattern before I started, and I'm a bit confused by the decrease portion of the hat.  Here is the pattern as written:

(working 96 sts in the round on circular needles)
Decrease:
Round 1: *k2tog, k8* repeat until 4 sts remain; k1.
Round 2-4: K around.
Round 5: *k2tog, k7* repeat until 3 sts remain; k1.
Round 6 (and all even rounds): k around.
Round 7: *k2tog, k6* repeat until 2 sts remain; k1.
Round 9: *k2tog, k5* repeat until 1 st remains; k1.
Round 11: *k2tog, k4* repeat until 2 sts remain; k1.
Round 13: *k2tog, k3* repeat until 3 sts remain; k1.
Round 15: *k2tog, k2* repeat until 2 sts remain; k1.
Round 17: k2tog around.


The part I am having difficulty with is what to do with the (1, 2, 3, 4) stitches that remain.  I can't just ignore them until the end, as I'm working in the round.  do I slip them and not knit them?  Do I knit them?  They have to go somewhere and I can't figure out where.  I cast on and tried working the decrease but it isn't making sense to me.

Thanks in advance!  Much appreciated Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010 08:57:34 AM »

Hmmm, I want to say that maybe the designer wants you to move your start of round each decrease round?

So you k2tog, k8 all the way around until there are 4 sts remaining to that round.  You knit 1 stitch and there are now 3 sts left to that round.  Move your round marker to be in front of those 3 sts and then continue, those 3 sts will now be part of the next round.

That's my best guess, anyway.
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Tephra
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010 02:48:37 PM »

Hmmm, I want to say that maybe the designer wants you to move your start of round each decrease round?

So you k2tog, k8 all the way around until there are 4 sts remaining to that round.  You knit 1 stitch and there are now 3 sts left to that round.  Move your round marker to be in front of those 3 sts and then continue, those 3 sts will now be part of the next round.

That's my best guess, anyway.

That's my best guess as well.

You start with 96sts, "k2tog, k8" takes up 10 so you do it 9 times and have 6sts left, k2tog again (10 decreases) and you have 4sts, k1, put a new start of round marker. You now have 86sts in a round.

Then "k2tog, k7" uses 9sts, do it 9 times and that leaves you 5 sts, k2tog (10 decreases again) so you have 3sts left and k1, move the marker.

I think it's done this way so the decreases do not stack and you don't end up with that swirl of decreases on the crown.
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knkurz
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010 02:30:13 PM »

Awesome, very helpful.  Thanks so much!  I'll give it a try Smiley
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