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« on: May 22, 2011 08:20:14 PM »

Hello knitters!

I was hoping someone could help me with this.  I have found a pattern I love (okay honestly not one but this question is just for one pattern promise!) and really want to try.  The problem? I've never knitted in the round before not even magic loop style.  I was wondering is there a way to change this pattern into a flat pattern? 


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eliots-ass-kicking-hat


All help is appreciated. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011 09:47:05 PM »

It looks like it should be pretty straight forward to switch it to flat knitting.  Up until the decreasing, knit as described in the pattern, but as a rectangle and switching knits and purls as appropriate on WS.  

When you get to the decreases, follow the odd rows in the section one decreases as described and purl the even rows.  For the section two decreases, knit the odd rows as described; purl on the even rows and p2tog after the markers (the pattern says before, but you'll need to switch it to afterwards to compensate for the back and forth).  Finish it up with the four k2tog, weave the end through the stitches, and then seam it up and you should be good to go.

The biggest difference between what you'll make and the hat in the pattern is that yours will have a seam.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011 07:33:11 PM »

I know, not answering your question - but you would find it very rewarding to do things in the round I think! A hat would be a good place to learn.

But to answer your question, this hat, with its pattern, would be more difficult to change into flat than some, but yes, you could do it. Just have to write out (probably) the pattern for the wrong side to make sure you get the design correct.

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011 08:55:25 PM »

Mossie - Thank you!  That makes a lot of sense actually.  Cheesy 

Riki- lol! Ah no worries, I've been trying but we don't agree at the moment haha. I'm thinking i knit to tightly.  I initially thought it would be difficult too, I might end up doing like you said and writing it all out ^^.  Thank you!
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011 07:25:53 AM »

If you knit tight in the round, go up a needle size. If you mean your sts don't fit all the way around the needle, then use a shorter needle or the magic loop or traveling loop technique.
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