How do I decrease in a 2x2 ribbed on circular needles? General principles? I have 92 stiches.
You would just do a regular k2tog or ssk the amount of times instructed. To do this evenly divide the number instructed by your 92 stitches. For example if you need to decrease 4 times (4 into 92 gives you 23), knit 22 stitches than k2tog, continue decreasing in this manner. I hope I did not confuse you.
Jeanellen, what are you knitting? Is it being knit in the round or flat?
there are several methods…
1 is outlined above…
next row *K2, P1
R 4: *K2tog, P1
next row *k1, P1
R 8 *K2 tog,
next row Knit every stitch
R 12 *K2tog
R 14 K2to (repeat this R till there are 8 or fewer stitches, , then bind off drawstring method.
the result is something like this:
Divide stitch count evenly (group of 3, 4, 5–what ever)
have Main "ribs
R1: work in ribbing till just before main rib, P1, K2tog, (1 knit, 1 purl worked together as a Knit) then SSK (second Knit stitch of rib, decreases a Purl), P1, work in ribbing till next “main rib”
Every other round, the main rib will “encroach” and eat up another stitch–(at one point you will have 6 Knits together, but it will still look like ribbing…) it will look like this–(4 main ribs
I have no intructions, I am flying/knitting, by the seat of my pants. How can i figure out the decreases evenly? Again, total of 92 st. in the round. Thank you so much for helping me. I will continue to ty and figure this out. JeanEllen
what is meant by “main Rib”? neer heard this referenced in knitting. I will look for you on ravelry, I am jeanellen onravelry. I have no profile yet.
What are you knitting, are the decs all the way around evenly or just a few on the edges? To dec all the way around, do them on the purl sts - k2, p2tog, k2, p2, k2, p2tog or something like that.
So for 92 sts in 2 by 2 rib… would this be the answer sought?
[k2, p2 repeat between ** 10 times, k2, p2tog,] repeat between  4 times round.
If you want to decrease 4 sts over the 92, you wouldn’t do them 40 sts apart. More like - k2, p2 *(k2, p2) 4 times, k2, p2tog, repeat from * around… and end with k2, p2 once or twice, however many sts are leftover.
thanks, I think it makes sense. What I did not say is that it is a childs basic hat.
I really appreciate all the help.