U r most welcome Diane, I am so pleased you like the pattern and the more hats & beanies we can knit the better. I have now knitted 1 Wendy beanie & 3 ribbed hats with Christine's crown shaping:) and will be doing some more:)
So pleased you're liking the twisted rib Diana. Staying indoors with the knitting needles is definitely better than being outside in -11. The coldest we have had here is -1 so that would feel quite warm to you. Happy knittng. Best wishes Kathy:)
Diana, I just started counting the contents of one tub of small balls (nothing much bigger than a golf-ball) and gave up at a 100. Bearing in mind that I have three or four boxes full I'm looking for a wholesaler of safety pins. Seriously though, I usually try to wind the balls round my thumb which leaves a hole in the middle into which I tuck the end of the yarn so it isn't too big a problem.
I have been asked to rewrite the diagonal square pattern for the Pattern Book, giving the alternative decreases that some of us have found to work. I wonder how many of us found the same thing; seems to be quite a few so hopefully this will help. As I type your neat knitting is passing in front of me and you have certainly made some beauties.
I'm sorry that I couldn't reply sooner. A power outage for three and a half hours late this morning and its not long come back on. Missed the Williams/Scharapova match that I had been 'hanging out' to see.......but still knitted....what else can a gal do without power.....lol.
It is really just what you'd call a multiple of 4 + 1 pattern. You need to have a multiple of 4 (so that you will always finish the k2,p2 part with the p2 and then +1 so that you can end the row with a knit one. There is no need to knit into the backs of the knit stitch.
Kathy said she might see if she can find it in the pattern book again and check the name again.
I just googled a fisherman's rib and I don't think its the same as Kathy's stitch. With Kathy's, you just have to have an odd number of stitches and start each row with k2, p2 and continue on to last stitch of the row and you k1. Next row you begin again with k2,p2 and end with k1 again. There isn't any need to knit into backs of stitches or into the stitch on the row below....its all very easy and so effective. :))
I am back to doing squares for a little while. :))
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