Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum, as well as knitting, and I am having a major dilemma with http://www.touchinglittlelives.org/ellenhat.html <--that pattern. You see, I have the sixteen-inch-long cable, but as I am decreasing and only have about thirty stitches left, it is SO hard to knit! I don't understand what the problem is. I assume the cable is simply too long for the pattern; I honestly don't have any idea what I'm doing anymore, or if I'm going to make it to the final four stitches.
I guess what I'd really like to know is: is this normal? Does everyone have such a hard time knitting on a 16" round when they come to the final stitches? If it isn't, what on earth am I doing wrong?!