I taught myself how to knit a couple years ago but just recently (ie, in October/November) began knitting in earnest. I’m currently doing Topi (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTtopi.html) for my soon to be 12 year old sister but I have no idea what to do for the brim.
Top of Brim
Work back and forth in stockinette st until brim measures 1 inch, ending with a WS row.
Does this mean I do an inch of just plain stockinette before the W&T stuff?
K to last st, W&T. P to last st, W&T.
K to last 2 sts, W&T. P to last 2 sts, W&T.
K to last 3 sts, W&T. P to last 3 sts, W&T.
K to last 4 sts, W&T. P to last 4 sts, W&T.
K to last 5 sts, W&T. P to last 5 sts, W&T.
I’ve been scouring the net trying to figure this out and I think I understand how to do it, I just can’t figure out how it works with the bottom. :??
[i]Bottom of Brim
[Note: While working this section, when you come to a wrapped st, pick up the wrap(s), and knit it (them) together with the stitch it (they) had wrapped.]
K33, W&T. P34, W&T.
K35, W&T. P36, W&T.
K37, W&T. P38, W&T.
K39, W&T. P40, W&T.
K41, W&T. P 42.
Next Row [RS]: K to last st, pick up edge st from top of brim and k it together with last st on left needle.
Next Row [WS]: P to last st, pick up edge st from top of brim and p it together with last st on left needle.
[Note: Knitting edge sts from top of brim together with sts from bottom of brim joins the edges of the top and bottom of the brim, creating a pocket.]
Repeat these 2 rows until bottom of brim measures 1 inch from end of short rows.
BO all sts. [/i]
Ai…now I’ve really confused myself again…