Monday, October 5, 2009
Half st off
I decided it best to knit the bottom part of the hat on a smaller needle. I'm using a size 3. I think the rib will be snug and not fall off the actor's head. I opted to unknit 4 stripes by unraveling the yarn and picking up the sts with a needle. I'll be knitting down on sts that were knit going up. I know this has been done before because I remember reading any this in EZ.
The picture shows that the sts are a half st off. I wasn't expecting this but noticed the ribbing was off. I also found that the sts didn't sit on the needles quite right. Some were twisted and others looped wrong. I decided just to set the ribbing sts as closely as I could.
I knit all the sts in the first row with the new color. The prevents purl bumps from showing on the front and looking odd. I think it will be fine with the half st off in the pattern. I figure that if an audience member is that interested in the details of the hat there are other problems. :)