- If making a cone shape, is there any real difference between doing 4 increases every 6th row, or 8 increases every 12th row?
- If you were knitting a pattern where the body was a cone/carrot (lol) type shape and had over 100 stitches at the widest part, I’m guessing most people might prefer to start at the larger end and work down to the bottom?
- Do decreases like K2tog tend to look better/smoother than M1 increases?
I’d like opinions, please!
Shintoga, you are the toy expert so your judgement of rate of decrease rules.
I certainly prefer to start at the large end and decrease toward the end.
I think M1 may be a bit easier to integrate into a pattern than k2tog but k2tog is a very nice decrease.
Thanks, Salmonmac! I guess the first question is really more wondering aloud, lol. Like, if you did 8 increases each 12th row, does it come out the same shape as a cone where you do 4 increases every 6th? My guess is they would. It doesn’t really matter too much, it’s something I got curious about while working on this project.
I’m going to rewrite the body pattern so it starts at the head end, once I’m finished with that part. I think it would help it go faster, in practice. Kind of questioning my sanity for making it with 4ply yarn and small needles, lol, but for some parts I wanted finer details than I’d have got with DK.