So I’ve been trying out “Portuguese knitting” a bit and enjoying it but I’d like to try to use it for some of the same in the round basic patterns i’ve done using german style stockinette. Everyone says how its common for PKers to knit inside out when knitting st st in the round because the p stitch is so easy. makes sense! but where i get confused—and i know i can’t be the only one!— is in how to reproduce the same pattern as one would get w german or english. because not only are you working inside out but also the work is spiralling in the opposite direction.
eg: if i have a beanie crown that goes
1st round: k9 k2tog repeat to end
2nd: k to end
3rd: k8 k2tog repeat to end
4th: k to end
i cannot simply do the same thing in p sts because the decrease ridges won’t line up nor will the sts be slanted the right direction! I kno because i tried, and the result was serviceable, but a bit ugly.
whats the simplest way to make the portugese version of this kind of decrease pattern? i don’t much care which way the sts lean, so long as they line up neatly. in other words, reproducing the exact pattern isn’t as crucial as the overall visual effect and the ease of working it, if that makes sense…
there has to be an easy answer but i couldnt find it online, and trying to figure it out is messing with my mind…