decreasing question

I'm doing the fisherman's hat from the book "Knitting with Balls" (knitting for men)
I'm supposed to start decreasing, assuming that I have 72 cast-on stitches in a certain pattern
k7 k2tog repeat
knit all
k6 k2tog repeat
knit all

Now I made some mistakes and corrected and I ended up with 70 stitches on my rounded needles.
How do I decrease according to the pattern?
I'm supposed to end up with the k2tog aligned in a column...
I'm a total novice so I don't know how to calculate the fix

Any help would be appreciated


Toronto, Canada

QueerJoe's picture

That's exactly how I would

That's exactly how I would do it as well...and you won't even be able to see the difference.

Nice job on the hat, by the way!

MMario's picture

with 72 stitches (k7, k2tog)

with 72 stitches (k7, k2tog) would give you eight repeats.

so I would do:
(k7, k2tog) seven times and knit the remaining 7 stitches.
knit around
then, (k6, k2tog) x7, knit the remaining 7 stitches.
knit around
then you are back on track.

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