so, during my first month of knitting, i decided i really wanted to knit this TP cozy and mat which i saw on an episode of ‘knitty gritty’:
i wanted to use sugar and cream cotton instead of blue sky alpaca, simply because i didn’t want to spend that much on a TP cozy.
i cannot, for the life of me, get this cozy to fit. the first time i knit it, it was tiny enough to be a cozy for the empty TP tube, and that was without altering the number of stitches, needle size, etc. i have knit and re-knit the top of the cozy a half-dozen times, and i just can’t get it right. so, i have been thinking long and hard about it, and i am wondering if this would work…(i have never really done a project with short-rows, so i need help from the experts, here)
if i use a ruler to measure the radius of the toilet paper roll, then calculate the number of stitches i need to obtain that measurement (say, for instance, that number is 10), then, can i K9, wrap and turn, knit back across, K8, wrap and turn, etc, until i have wrapped every one then knit back across, and make the circle that i need for the top of the cozy?
i apologize in advance if this question is convoluted and confusing - i am still learning, but i hope that someone “gets” what i am trying to ask!