Archive - Feb 16, 2006

Jordan's picture

Decreasing with stripes

Here's a question about decreasing while working with stripes.

I'm decreasing at the top of a hat, knit in the round, entirely in stocking stitch.  The hat is striped--4 rounds of each color.  The pattern calls for decreasing every-other row, sometimes SSK, and sometimes K2tog. 

My question: would it be better to decrease on rounds 1 and 3 of each stripe, or rounds 2 and 4?  Or does it matter?  I haven't tried it yet, but my guess it that decreasing on round 1 might look funky.  Whereas decreasing on round 4 might be okay.  Does anyone have experience with this?

Those who teach

Does anyone here teach knitting?

I do 2 or 3 times per week.  What I'm really struck by is the amount of people (older than I am) who don't know their right hand from the left nor do they know the names of their fingers, such as index finger, middle finger and ring finger.  This gets frustrating when you're trying to teach.  I have people say "I use this hand" and show me their right hand or "I use this finger" and show me their index finger.

Any insight?

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Madrona Fiber Arts

Hey guys,

I just wanted to fill you all in on a wonderful time had by all at the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival. It was held in Tacoma, Wa last weekend. My friend Lisa and I attended the festival and then guided ourselves through the Pacific Northwest knit shops....from Portland to Seattle. The artists that are all over out there are incredible. Everything from Cashmere rovings felted onto silk scarves to Mongolian Camel hair and beyond! My new favorite knit shop is Tricoter in Seattle.....if you have not been you should treat yourselves. I have more info if anyone is interested you can message me....so we won't have to bore the others not as interested. Thanks for listening!!!