It has been a while since I have posted on the forum. I just started knitting again since the only thing I have knitted successfully are hats and it is winter again:)
I have knitted several hats and they all seemed too tight and weird so I tried a P2K2 hat thinking that may help it be looser.I did it P2K2 cause I read somewhere that it would be easier to decrease, but now I think that may not be true.
I am knitting in the round using size 8 circs with sportweight cotton yarn…this is the only yarn I have found that I really like the colors. It’s Sugar n Cream brand.
Anyway, since I am doing it this way, I am very leery about using dpn’s like I normally do. I am afraid that with the decrease, 3 needles and alternating purls and knits that I will get confused, so I thought I would try the 2 circ technique for the first time. I am worried about starting that. Is it easy to start…or is there a good chance that I will mess up the stitching. Can I use a different size length for the second circ because I don’t have 2 sets of 16" length? I watched the video, but it is a project starting out and I just don’t get it. For my 8" hat should I just begin to knit on the new circ till there is nothing left on the old circ and vice versa and go from there or is it necessary to split half the stitches on each circular needle???
I have not mastered how to fix things at all, so once I start this I will kind of be committed. Every time I try to tear something out, I have no idea how to pick the stitches back up…
When I finish it says to weave the tail into the last 10 stitches…I have been just threading it through the loops. Is that the correct definition of weaving.
Any advice you have to offer would be appreciated. I will watch the videos for help, but I was hoping for some advice from someone who understands this stuff. Thanks!!!