So, this is my first time making a hat, first time knitting in the round, and first time following a chart rather than a written pattern. I’ve been doing just fine with the base of the hat, but now I’m at the part where I need to start decreasing, and the chart is a little confusing to me.
Here’s a link to the pattern with pictures of the finished product and whatnot: http://thirdbaseline.blogspot.com/2008/10/autumnal-knitting-lotus-hat.html
My problem is with chart B. I’m confused about which parts to repeat. There are 96 stitches on my needles, and 11 stitches shown on the first row of the chart, so obviously some repetition needs to happen. I read that, in charts, bold lines surrounding a section mean to repeat it, but all sections of this chart are bold. Do I do the first half of the row, then repeat the second half until the last few stitches, then do the first half again? Does it need to be decreased on both ends like that? Or do I just do the first half once and repeat the second half all the way to the end? Any help y’all can offer would be greatly appreciated. I really don’t want to just try something and hope it works out, because I’m making this for a secret Santa party for work this Sunday, and I don’t really have time to undo it and start over.