His patterns call for either Falk, Smart or Alfa. The pattern I am doing is Falk. It called for 90 stitches. After a couple of tries with the stranded knitting I am just doing the hat without it because it wouldn't fit my subject's head. (Off the book topic-with fair isle knitting- should I cut the yarn while hat increases to help not make it so tight?)
His decrease formula is number of stitches -12/6
So for 90 stitches thats 13 then k2tog. But I always get 3 stitches left at the end instead of the last 2 to knit together UNLESS I start with k2tog then 13 stitches. I have counted and recounted to make sure I have 90 stitches. Why is this happening? I make socks all the time with decreases and have never had this problem. Following this guys formula is weird. First he explains how to decrease by knitting the number of stitches, then do the decrease but in his pattern language he says k2tog then knit your number of stitches. Either way, I can't get the numbers to make sense. Any hints as to what I am missing? Like I said, I make socks all the time and have done quite a few hats and have never had this problem with decreasing. Thanks for any input.