Hello, I've been on here for a while. I began after first starting knitting. But I've never tried to gain more experience knitting so this year I decided I would start advancing and get serious. Knitting a hat on circular needles sounded easy but harder than I was used to. I bought a size 8 circular needle, watched several how-to videos and thought I was ready. Emphasis on that word thought. Anyway, right now I am trying to knit a hat on circular needles. The instructions I got were these basically:
Using thread and needles you will be using knit a few inches (a swatch of cloth)
[/LIST] After this, count your stitches per in. Measure the number of inches around your head and multiply that by your st/in. Round down to a number divisible by 8. [/LIST]
Cast on the number of stitches and start knitting, and knitting and knitting. Then start decreasing, and decreasing. [/ul]
So now it comes to my problem that I have had. My number of stitches was supposed to be 110, I rounded down to 104. I started knitting that, but not only did I twist the stitches, but it was just way too big. Since then I haven't had trouble twisting the stitches, but even though I'm now knitting at 64 in. it seems like it keeps being too big. Right now I think I finally have it in the right size, but I would like to know what I did. I've measured my head again to double check my in. around, but it is still the same. My instructions must be funcky.
Well that is what I am trying to knit. If I succeed, I will try to post pictures.