01 January, 2010

fifth hat, a K1P1 Watch cap

Knitted a K1P1 stitch watch cap out of the nineteenth and twentieth skeins.

The knitted cast on worked beautifully again, and I successfully tried out a slip, slip, knit (SSK) decrease. Had to look up how SSK is done in continental knitting. The effort and effect were worth it.

Laddering appears wherever one double point needle (dpn) ended and the other began. The dpns help me keep track of where to make the decreases, so I want to keep using them but I also want to eliminate the laddering. Blocking didn't do much. Will have to concentrate on pulling the second stitch on the needle tightly the next time I knit in the round. Someday I'll probably get a set of circular needles.

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