Answered Knitting Questions


Welcome to my Answered Knitting Questions page. On this page, you will find questions that have been answered either by myself or by other visitors to the site.






Some of them will evenutally be incorporated into the Frequently Asked Questions page, but in the meantime you will be able to read through the questions, answers and comments to see if any of the other submissions are similar to your questions.

Please do scroll through before you ask your question, you wouldn't believe how many times I am asked a question that has already been answered dozens of times.

Can't Find an Answer for Your Knitting Question?

Of course, if you can't find a solution on any of these pages, please feel free to submit your question on my Knitting Questions page but when you do, add details. I am not a mind reader and I cannot somehow see through my laptop screen into your living room. I don't know what your knitting looks like compared to what it is supposed to look like. If you need to me understand an issue that affects the way your knitting looks, grab your phone, take a photo and upload it to your submission.

And I don't have a copy of every knitting pattern on the planet, so please don't assume that I have a copy of yours.

If you have a question about the pattern instructions, include an excerpt of the instructions along with the details about the pattern.

What Other Visitors Have Said

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v neck sweater neckband confusing instructions 
Pattern is James C Brett JB319. I've picked up 33 stitches according to the directions. Next row: knit Next row: (K1,P1)7 times, K2togtbl, K1, K2tog, …

sewing jumper 
I have just knitted a stripey jumper in baby chunky wool for my grandson. My query is; do I sew it together with chunky wool or use a thinner one? …

Length of circular needles 
I am going to knit a cardigan in the round for the first time and have been advised to use a circular needle. The cardigan is a large size, using DK. …

Unpicking from the bottom 
I am working a pattern using only Knit and Pearl stitches. I'm about three quarters near the end and discovered an error I made about one-quarter of the …

mobius cowl 
I am knitting a long cowl which will be wrapped around my neck several times. I am more than an inch in on my circular needles and as luck would have …

how to take out a knit one below 
I have discovered a mistake in my knitting and have to back-track several rows to make the correction. I am not a knitter who is comfortable taking …

Soft Yarn for a Baby Blanket 
I want to knit a baby blanket. The other one I made using baby yarn was soft but sort of flimsy. Can you suggest a type of yarn which would be soft …

Holding two strands of yarn 
http://www.yarnmarket.com/PDF/Free_Pattern/Crystal_Palace/Merino5_Teddybear_Blanket.pdf This is my question in this pattern attached: I am a beginner …

AJK0207 - resizing an afghan pattern 
A friend gave me a knitting pattern for an adult afghan and I would like to adapt it to a baby afghan but not sure how many stitches to start with. …

sides curling 
Every project where I knit 1 row and purl 1 row has a finished product where the sides curl in. I tried a border of crochet but the sides still curl in. …

sskp 
The directions in my pattern are: ssk, return to left needle slip 2nd st over ssk and off needle return st to right needle. I don't understand …

Unsure of understanding the pattern instructions 
I am working on a Dale of Norway pattern #8101-6 Zebrafoll. I am not sure how to interpret the following written instructions: "cont. St st and …

Amanda 
I am knitting my first afghan by knitting a bunch of smaller squares. I don't have a predetermined size for the finished product - just a general idea …

Baby blanket finishing 
I'm at the end of baby blanket and the pattern is 'Elise' from Leisure Arts baby afghans book. It says to stop at row 15 before finishing with 6 rows. …

knitting an afghan pattern on straight needles 
Can afghan patterns on circular needles be knitted on straight needles. YOUR ANSWER It depends. If you can find straight needles long enough to …

JaneCalif 
I am a beginning knitter. I am having trouble using the circular needles. I have unraveled 4 times. The throw calls for size 15 US needles. I have to cast …

Using different yarn  
Hi! Two questions: 1)Looking at patterns on-line, 'pattern count' is referred to - does this mean there are (however many) different types of pattern …

Coverting knitting in the round to straight knitting 
I am making golf club covers. The pattern calls for double pointed needles but I am using two straight needles. When the patterns calls for (1 round) …

Knitting procedure problem 
I am making a knitted shortsleeved pullover, and I've just completed my first decrease row in the pattern. The next line in the pattern is: Working …

Gauge question 
I made a gauge before knitting my vest, instead of the required 17 per inch, I have 15 stitches per inch. It will make a difference in my project, but …

Ladder effect from using double pointed needles  
I am knitting socks on double points and I have a "run" between my needles. You can see a line all the way down between each needle. What am I doing …

When I go from straight needles to circular needles making a baby dress 
I am knitting a baby dress. The pattern uses straight needles to start with, and then transfers to circular needles. It is a knit and purl pattern. …

How does one increase the stitches in a pattern for a larger size needed? 
I have a friend that needs knee warmers, but her legs are quite large, and the pattern I found does not fit her leg size. How does one go about increasing …

Knitting Magic Loop Method? 
I'm knitting socks with circular needles using the Magic Loop Method. I have been knitting in the Stockinette stitch, but it isn't looking right. It doesn't …

Chart Key 
In the new issue of creative Kknitting Magazine (Sept 2010), the diamond twist chart shows boxes that indicate No St. I don't quite understand what that …

Dots 
How do I join a shoulder seam on a baby sweater without bulk?

Hat Problem 
Hi, Making a baby hat, and ready to decrease... Supposed to divide 64 stitches into 8 sections, but now I realize that I only have 59 stitches. :( …

Making a Sweater Longer after it is completed 
I have just finished a sweater, but it is too short. I want to add more ribbing stitches(k1,p1). I tried to unravel the beginning but it doesn't work. …

Horse Fly Masks 
Is there a pattern to knit a fly mask for a horse?

What kind of stitch is this? 
Hi, I was wondering what kind of stitch this is? Thanks! Mallory YOUR ANSWER Hi Mallory, I haven't seen this stitch before but one of my …

s2togkp? 
What does s2togkp mean? YOUR ANSWER I am sorry, I have never seen this abbreviation before so I am unable to tell you what it means. But maybe …

How to Knit Layered Ruffles 
Here's my question & pattern . . . I hope it not too long. Cast on 49 sts for lower edge. Work st st for 1-l/2" place sts on spare needle. Cast …

Yarn has a knot 
While knitting I ran into a knot in my yarn. What should I do? And is a yarn company inferior if I find a knot in my yarn? YOUR ANSWER Annoying,isn't …

Neck and armhole pattern cardigan Not rated yet
My pattern says to decrease one st at neck every third row 13 times. Does this mean I will knit 39 rows and decrease every third row? YOUR ANSWER …

Phildar Aviso Yarn Not rated yet
Is this yarn equivalent to 10py or 8ply wool. I am unable to knit using cotton or acrylic wool. Thanks for your assistance. Carol YOUR ANSWER …

ball sizes Not rated yet
I want to order wool online, but need to know the size of the ball. In Australia, we use weight e.g. 25 g ball. What would this convert to in America? …

Slip stitch purlwise. Not rated yet
Hi, I am familiar with slip purlwise and slip knitwise stitches. In the pattern I am doing, there are two instances in the first pattern row where I have …

Lori Not rated yet
I am making a baby afghan. If the instructions for the border say, "Knit 6 rows for border," does this mean knit each side of each row? In other words, …

Chris Not rated yet
When using a pattern and you want to increase its size, what does it mean when it says "to make it wider increase your co sts in multiples of 14+2. …

circular needle Not rated yet
I am trying a circular needle to knit a shawl, and have never used one before. When I did a test run with only six stitches it was fine, but with the …

Angela Not rated yet
HI, can anybody help me out please. My row has 67 sts, the next row on my pattern reads: P6, p2tog, 9 times, p5. 57sts. Then change to 4mm needles. …

edging on squares necessary?  Not rated yet
I can't crochet to save my life, so I'm going to sew my squares together when my blanket is finished. Because I am sewing them together, do I need …

Changing Colour on an Afghan Not rated yet
I am currently knitting an afghan which is composed of squares knitted together in strips and then sewn together. In the instructions it says that when …

Mrs Not rated yet
I'm knitting a chunky cardigan by Tivoli, but don't know how to pick up and knit the collar! YOUR ANSWER More information about what the issue …

working sts into a sts Not rated yet
I am knitting a cardigan and have only the sleeves left to do. But are puzzled by the beginning. I will have on 11 sts and purled 6 of them. It then says …

First stitch Not rated yet
I am working a pattern that is done in stockinette stitch. How should I knit the first stitch? Slip, knit all (even on the pearl row), pearl all (even …

What ply? Not rated yet
Would you please be able to help with what ply 'Baby Double Knitting'Yarn is please? I thought 8 ply, but after looking at the chart, I am now confused. …

Starting the crown on a hat but confused Not rated yet
Hi, Can you please explain part of this hat pattern? I've just begun to knit the crown on a hat. The first row reads: *(k1,p)x11 times k1,s2kp2 …

knitter Not rated yet
If the pattern calls for 5 wt. yarn but all i can find in the chosen color is 4wt. Using a # 11 needle, how many stitches must I add to get the correct …

Cable knitting Not rated yet
Here is my pattern: BERNAT® ALPACA (#417) NATURAL CABLES TO KNIT I have completed the ribbing and am on the 3rd row of the panel pattern: C4B.P2. …

Trouble Understanding Directions Not rated yet
I am knitting the Bunny Hop Side Wrap Kimono baby sweater. I began (after checking gauge) with the Back. It gives the direction for how many stitches to …

Barbara Howard Owner of The Craft Bazaar Not rated yet
I am working on a knitted pattern. At the end of the row instructions is KO(2,1). I'm not familiar with these notes. Can you break down what this …

How to shape the shoulders & back neck for a men's sweater? Not rated yet
I am knitting a men's sweater and finished the back section and armhole shaping, now I need to shape shoulders & back neck. But I just can't follow whatever …

Pattern issue - yf, k2tog tbl Not rated yet
Hi, thank you in advance if you could help me out with this! My pattern for Row 4 reads: Row 4: K1, P1, K1, *P1, K1, K2tog, yf, K1, yf, K2tog tbl, K1, …

Trouble with directions  Not rated yet
Hi. I am working on a baby sweater called Lullaby Layette found in a Lion Brand Yarn booklet called Small Comforts. I am confused by directions and was …

Question about Pattern instructions for Ribbed Cardigan Not rated yet
Hi! I have a question about an instruction in a pattern for a ribbed cardigan I am making. I do not know exactly what it means and don't want to misinterpret. …

Exactly how many rounds Not rated yet
The pattern says work a round in garter stitch (knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd.) for 8 rounds. My question is is it a total of eight rounds that's in parentheses …

sweater sleeves - trouble understanding pattern Not rated yet
hello I have picked up knitting again after 25 years and started making my first sweater but I am having trouble understanding the pattern while …

sl stitch purl wise Not rated yet
How do I do a yo if I am to keep yarn in back for the sl stitch purl wise? My pattern states k2,*yo,sl 1, k1; repeat from * to last two sts, k2 …

Knit 90 degrees Not rated yet
I'm starting a pattern for a shawl. It begins with cast on 3 sts and knit 6 rows. Then it says to "rotate work 90 degrees". I don't know how to do that. …

Spiral sock Not rated yet
Here is my ? I have a spiral pattern and I don't understand this part: Shape toe as follows: (K2t, tbl, rib 24 (26:28) K2t (twice) I don't understand …

Changing a baby blanket knitting pattern Not rated yet
I have started making the squares for this pattern and would like to make the squares only as the edge all the way around, and knitting a simple pattern …

staying on pattern when adding stitches Not rated yet
Hello and thank you! Am working on a pattern presently at the collar stage of a cardigan. I am working in rib k1, P1 Pattern states "Work 5 …

Gauge between sweater body and ribbing Not rated yet
I am making a raglan sweater and need to change the needles to make main body from 6mm to 5 mm to obtain required gauge. My question is the ribbing …

purlsoho garter stitch ear flap hat Not rated yet
Hello, Thank you for taking my question. Could you please explain what I am supposed to do here??? Repeat rounds 1-4 five (6,7,8,9,10) more times. …

Lily dress Not rated yet
I am knitting the Lily by Suzie from suziesparkles.com I presently have 138 stitches on circular needles just finishing 14 rounds of seed stitches. …

the crown part of a hat Not rated yet
What do I'd, it says repeat rnds 1&2, each time adding an additional k St before each m1 until there are 7 k sts before each m1, 54 sts total......rnd …

Question about changing yarn and starting a new row and stitch Not rated yet
I am supposed to change to a new color of yarn and then kfb, sl 1 purlwise wyib, k1 repeat to last st, k 1, (1 st increased) I can't …

Can't get the increase row right Not rated yet
I'm knitting a baby sweeter. I started with 60 stitches. On row nine it says to...... Knit 4 *increase in the next stitch K2* repeat between the stars …

Hanet Not rated yet
Just starting knitting again after 6 years. Picked up a sweater project that I started and am finishing the back. The pattern tells me to cast off …

yarn substitution Not rated yet
I have a very old knitting pattern given to me by my husbands aunt. It is a small little baby girls dress called Dainty Lady. The yarn called …

Stormtrooper :) Not rated yet
Hi, My name is Katherine, and my question is this: I want to make a hat that's got a stormtrooper helmet on the front. However, I am not so sure …

Gilly Not rated yet
Hi there, I'm new to this but enjoying it. Am trying to do a moss stitch on a 29 cast on and it seems to just look like a rib. Where am I going wrong??? …

Stretching knitting on a round needle Not rated yet
I'm making a ribbed knit hat for a Christmas gift and I didn't have a short round needle. I added a couple of stitches to the pattern and a smaller …

Knitting In The Round - A Joining Question Not rated yet
I'm knitting up a beanie, and after I cast on my required stitches, it says "join for working in the round." Then the first stitch of the first row …

barb Not rated yet
Could you please explain how to pfbf? I understand the kbfb and it's simple. but the pfbf confuses me Thank you so much for your time and help with …

Pattern Wrong? Not rated yet
I must be doing something wrong - I am following a fairly simple pattern for a bulky openwork cowl. The pattern starts with casting on 69 stitches …

one extra stitch Not rated yet
I have 49 stitches to put on the four double pointed needles. What should I do with the extra stitch. Thank you in advance for your help. I am a crazy …

Pattern Question Not rated yet
I am a beginner knitter and have a question in regards to repeating a pattern in working on a baby blanket. There are 153 cast on stitches - the pattern …

Dividing one piece of knitting into 3 pieces for armholes Not rated yet
Using Mondial Express yarn to make their long sleeveless vest pattern, it calls for single piece to measure 59 cm, then divide the sts. In three and …

Fingerless gloves Not rated yet
I am knitting some fingerless gloves and cannot understand how to knit the thumb gusset. I am knitting them flat and the instructions tell me to turn …

Stephanie Not rated yet
What is the best stitch to use on the edges of a scarf so that they don't roll up? I'm using a chunky Malabrigo yarn with size 19 needles. Thank you! …

How many stitches to add to the pattern Not rated yet
I have a scarf pattern that calls for casting on 80 stitches on straight needles. I wanted to knit scarf on circular needles. How many stitches should …

Circular knitting with only 24 stitches Not rated yet
I am knitting wristlets. They are knit in the round, however since there are only 24 cast on stitches the 16 inch circular knitting needles are too …

Picking up stitches for the button hole band Not rated yet
Hi hope you can help me with this! My pattern reads: Beginning at bottom edge of right front pick up and knit 3 stitches to every 4th row. That's …

how to start the knitting, from skein or ball? Not rated yet
Hello, I am a beginner knitter; have been knitting a scarf from the skein. As I have reached the end, the rest of the skein is now all knotted and …

Join into a Round Not rated yet
What does it mean join into around when making a hat? YOUR ANSWER I am assuming that you are knitting your hat on double pointed needles or a circular …

Ann Norling Knitted Christmas Stocking # 1013 Not rated yet
In beginning after knitting upper edge, the hem, it says next row (join hem): fold work in half, wrong sides tog. Place first loop of CO edge onto …

Slip 1st stitch on every row Not rated yet
The instructions for a knitted shawl say to slip the first stitch at the beginning of every row followed by these instructions: Cast on 3 stitches …

Old pattern for a Bonnet Not rated yet
Hi, I am trying to follow an old pattern for a bonnet and I've gotten to a part I'm stuck on. It reads: Work 5 rows even in stocking st, ending with …

Help explaining directions Not rated yet
I dont know what the pattern means in the 2nd paragrah after completing the 1st paragraph. Pattern: LEFT FRONT Cast on 60 sts using 33⁄4mm (US 5) …

Beginner Knitter Not rated yet
I am knitting my first sweater and want to make sure I have the terminology down before I begin. The first instructions after casting on 100 stitches …

Confusing pattern repeat instructions Not rated yet
The pattern has 286 stitches total. Multiple of 11 stitches. I can't figure out the following so it comes out even: *p2 tog twice, (M1,k1) 3x's, …

Question about the stitch pattern Not rated yet
This is a question about interpreting a pattern. I'm knitting "For Travel" by Caitlin ffrench (ffrench on Ravelry). The pattern reads: "Row 5. Knit …

Knitted Afghan Cast- on Not rated yet
Can you please suggest the best method for casting on for a knitted afghan? I tend to knit with a slightly tighter than average tension. The pattern …

Fiber choices  Not rated yet
My sister is slightly allergic to wool. I was hoping to make her a silk scarf or a blend - silk with alpaca and / or other fibers (I heard that alpaca …

Two-color scarf on a loom Not rated yet
I'm a new loom knitter and so far only use the knit stitch. I would like to do a scarf with two colors, but not just starting the next row with a new …

How many stitches to cast on Not rated yet
I want to knit using 8 ply wool and using 6.5 or 6.0 (metric) knitting needles. Project needs to measure 26". How many stitches do I cast on? I am about …

repeat to last stitch knit 1 Not rated yet
What does this mean? It is towards the end of a hat pattern that is knit on 2 needles - not circular. I don't understand how you can k2tog to …

Beginning row of sweater Not rated yet
The pattern tells me to CO 90 stitches. Then it says: Setup Row (RS): K1, work Row 1 of Chart B 4 times...... My problem is - after casting on, …

Beginners Dilemma with Watchman's Cap Not rated yet
Okay so I'm a beginner and wanted to make this "World War II Watchmans Cap (Beanie No. 212)" on straight needles (I have included the portion of the …

No Stitch on a Knitting Chart Not rated yet
The pattern I am working on has a chart which will form a lacy owl. One of the stitches in the pattern calls for "no stitch" do I just slip it to …

Unused stitches when shaping the heel Not rated yet
I am knitting a doll from Jean Greenhowes Jemma-Jane book. I am knitting the legs and I have 63 sts on the needle. It says: 1st row - k38sts turn …

Old Pattern Instructions Not rated yet
I am knitting a little girl's sweater with an old pattern. I am wondering about the following instruction ... "knit even until armhole from first …

Dividing for the Neck on a Poncho Not rated yet
Hello, I can't understand my pattern. It is a Berroco pattern from booklet #365. It's called "Forest Floor"and it's for a poncho. I have knitted …

Decreases at the neck on a Baby Cardi Not rated yet
Hello I hope you can help me please. I'm knitting a baby's round neck cardigan with set in sleeves. The pattern is telling me to cast off at the …

Counting Colours Not rated yet
If I knit 2 rows in dark yarn and 2 rows in light yarn alternately for 278 rows, what should row 278 be light or dark? YOUR ANSWER Seriously? Is …

Confusion about how to count the rows Not rated yet
I am knitting a man's jumper with a Shawl Collar. Shaping the neck and knitting one side of the front at the neck: "Cont. on last 36 sts. Dec …

Changing the Weight of the Yarn Not rated yet
I would like to make a baby blanket using a 3 light but the pattern calls for 4 medium yarn. The pattern for the 4 calls for size 9 needle. Would …

Carolyn Block Simply Elegant Baby Blanket Not rated yet
This is my first time knitting on double needles. I have knitted the main blanket and now I have to work in the round and start picking up stitches on …

Don't understand the pattern Not rated yet
I am looking at a pattern "Dante's Booties" and I always review the pattern before I begin knitting. The pattern is in English but there are several …

Beginners query Not rated yet
Hello and thank you for helping. My pattern says the following: Cast on 12 stitches Work 24 rows garter st (knit every row - first row is wrong side). …

Thickness of yarn Not rated yet
If I am knitting a simple scarf, can I use two strands of thinner alpaca yarn vs one strand of thicker alpaca yarn? YOUR ANSWER I don't see any reason …

Pattern interpretation Not rated yet
Hi all, I have been knitting a Tivoli Aran pattern. I have successfully made the scarf and now making the beret but I have hit a snag. I am having …

Using a stitch pattern from one item to make something else Not rated yet
I have a knit dishcloth pattern. There is no multiple given, just a number to cast on 41 stitches. I want to make a shawl out of this pattern, how …

Knitting across a row when you cast off a load of stitches in the middle Not rated yet
I am knitting a pocket and the pattern says: k13, cast off 22, k to end of row - I have done this without a problem but the next row says: k13, knit …

slipping beginning & end stitches from straight needle to double point Not rated yet
I am making a pair of sock slippers. First time attempting socks. The pattern starts cuff & leg part on 2 straight needles. Now I am starting the heel …

cable pattern  Not rated yet
TW3L does this mean that I turn the cable needle to the left. YOUR ANSWER I have no idea, what does your pattern say? It should have instructions …

Washing Assistance Not rated yet
I have been given a lot of pure wool, including crepe, all of which has been purchased more than 20 years ago, which I intend to use for charity knitting. …

changing yarns Not rated yet
I found a sweater pattern I would love to make, but it calls for Red Heart Grande and size US 19 needles. The gauge is 6 sts= 4". I would like to use a …

Ending with a Wrong Side Row Not rated yet
When a knitting pattern says knit to such and such inches ENDING WITH WRONG SIDE ROW OR RIGHT SIDE ROW, does it mean to knit the wrong side or right side …

Ruth Not rated yet
I am working on a Mary Maxim pattern No. 98557-8-9N The instructions for button band on sweater says work rib to last 20 sts, W&T. I understand …

Can I use a different length circular needle than called for? Not rated yet
I am new to knitting. If a pattern calls for a U.S. size 8 (5mm) 16" circular needle, can I use a size US size 8 (5mm) 29" circular needle? Do I have …

decreasing Not rated yet
I am knitting a hat and the pattern calls for K9, k2tog, repeat knit even K8 k2tog, repeat knit even etc etc I missed a knit even row : ( I …

A little confused - interpreting the pattern Not rated yet
I'm following a pattern for a Slouchy Beanie. It says that for the larger size, I should use the numbers in the "braces" and shows { }. It also gives …

Work both sides at once Not rated yet
On the neck of sweater (knit row) I knitted # of stitches as pattern said, bound off center # of stitches and knitted to end. I am on Purl side and …

Question regarding yarn for pattern Not rated yet
Hi Deb, I would like to make the shawl from the Zealana AIR patterns booklet.It is the one on page 2. The pattern calls for a chunky yarn with a gauge …

Decreasing on a hat while using circular needles Not rated yet
I knitted a hat using circular needles for the first time. I began decreasing for the crown and as I kept going i finally realized that with fewer and …

cardigan patterns (stitches) Not rated yet
Hello, Could you please help me to identify patterns (stitches) of Tilly Masterson's cardigan, size of knitting needles, and size of yarn from the picture …

Gauge Not rated yet
Hello my name is Cheri. I'm just learning to knit and I'm really enjoying it. I'm just a little confused about a gauge. I know how to measure a gauge …

Slip Band into place means what Not rated yet
I knitted a cardigan sweater and left the 5 stitches of the band on a stitch holder and went ahead and knitted the band to fit. The patterns say to …

Substituting Yarn Not rated yet
I have yarn that is 3.5 oz./100g;82 yds. My pattern calls for 3.5 oz./110g;148 yds. Can I knit this pattern with my yarn? Much appreciation, …

Wooly Woodland Moccocin Slippers Not rated yet
I am making trying to knit this pattern for Wooly Woodland Moccocin slippers and I'm having trouble understanding the pattern. Cuff Cast on 14 stitches. …

Eyelet stitch Not rated yet
I am trying to do the eyelet section of a pattern and can't understand the instructions. It is worked over 4 stitchs and 2 rows for the repeat. Instructions …

Tension Square in Fair Isle to small Not rated yet
Tension square over rib pattern OK. Over fair isle to small. Do I go to a larger size needle or smaller please? I would think larger but pattern says …

Bubbles circular baby's shawl Not rated yet
:( I have the first row of the pattern making the holes then the following 3 rows that are just knit. The next pattern row I can't line up with the holes …

Making a hem - knitting a loop from cast-on edge? Not rated yet
Pattern reads: Make hem by - knitting tog. one st. from needle and one loop from cast-on edge all across row. What is a loop from cast-on edge? How …

Yarn Weight Not rated yet
Can I double lace yarn to use as sport weight? YOUR ANSWER It depends on the yarn. What I would suggest is that you knit a tension square using …

Do different size needles produce different size item? Not rated yet
I have a pattern for knitted slippers. It is a great, easy pattern, but the slipper are all the same size. How do I change the size of the slippers? Other …

Knitting an Afghan Not rated yet
I'm knitting an Afghan the instruction state as rows 1-12:knit across. Row 13 (right side): knit across. Would you explain to me what they mean …

Symbols Not rated yet
Example: if in a knitting row you have the following. p2,{k1, yo} 4 times, k1 3 times, If you can help me, Thank you Theresa YOUR …

Can you tighten loosely knitted stitches Not rated yet
Is there a way to tighten loosely knitted rows? I cast on too loosely. Now the neck of a baby sweater is not small enough. I am knitting on circular …

dont know how to do a stitch Not rated yet
I am doing a pattern and it states yon (yarn over needle), then k1tbl (knit through back of loop) sorry just cannot understand this. Please help - …

excess left over wool Not rated yet
I have been given my grandmothers wool collection since she passed. Most of it is acrylic 8 ply wools and I have a pattern for some house booties that …

BO for armholes Not rated yet
I have started on the back and will be BO for the armholes. The following I do not understand that is on the pattern: BO for armhole on each side …

bernat softee baby knit hooded jacket Not rated yet
I am knitting from a pattern and my finished back of sweater measures 12 inches. How long should the arms be? Their suggestions is 5 1/4 inches but …

Understanding pattern Not rated yet
Hi, I am knitting Cleakheaton pattern cb3333 3002. I have followed the pattern to the 12th row rib to last 13 sts, turn. It then says - cont in this …

Medium Worsted - UK Equivalent Not rated yet
I have an American pattern for a short sleeved top, but it's says use a medium worsted and 3.75 needles with a a gauge of 22sts x 33rows. How can I …

Cath Not rated yet
Can you tell me what sewing stitches to use to join corners of a traditional 2ply square baby shawl. Any other tips about finishing shawls? YOUR …

how to shorten sleeves Not rated yet
I have knitted and sewn together a baby sweater and the sleeves look too long! They were a nightmare to sewn into place, so I don't want to do that. Can …

Sallyo Not rated yet
Can you tell me how to work this knit pattern? The instructions are: Cast on 130 sts (a multiple of 9 stitches plus 5 more)? The first row instructions …

Unsure of instructions Not rated yet
I want to try the GAP-tastic cowl by Jen Geigley but am not sure if when I join in the round do I use one of the 131 sts I cast on or do I add an extra …

Rejoining Wool Not rated yet
I'm knitting a pullover in the round. To make armholes, I put stitches for FRONT on a holder and I have knit the BACK flat decreasing as required. …

Karen Not rated yet
I have a pattern that calls for 7 skeins of 100 gr yarn. The pattern is Bernat Book 295 from 1982. Style #990-295. It does not mention the amount …

changing wool in a pattern Not rated yet
I have a Sirdar pattern book - chunky baby knits - design 1968 uses Sirdar snuggly snowfalls chunky which on the label states size 6mm needles and tension …

Cotton yarn for sweater pattern Not rated yet
Hello I have ten 50 gram balls of Bernat Handicrafter Ultra soft Cotton and I would like to use it to make a short sleeved top which call for a cotton …

repeats in patterns Not rated yet
When a pattern states that it is a repeat of 11 plus 1, I cast on 12 stitches. If I want to enlarge the pattern and make four repeats do I cast on 48 …

Using a 101/2 needle in place of 11 needle. Not rated yet
The pattern calls for an 11 circular knitting needle . I have one 101/2-how much difference will it make in the finished piece? YOUR ANSWER It will …

yarn replacement Not rated yet
Is the a list online where I check the for yarn replacements? Many of our local stores do not stock overseas wool. YOUR ANSWER Same here. …

looking for a pattern Not rated yet
I've tried everything. Please can you tell me where to find a knitting pattern for a boys harley motorcycle sweater? There's a really cute crochet …

Measurements Not rated yet
When the pattern says that the sleeve measurements are 13cms, I always get confused as to where you place the tape measure. Is that with the tape …

Juliet Not rated yet
When a pattern says K2 tog.... I understand this On the next row do I separate those stitches or am I taking two strands ( loops from the left needle) …

Loose strands  Not rated yet
How do you insert right needle under loose strands and knit together with next stitch? What loose strands? I don't understand this direction in …

decrease as before and at the same time Not rated yet
Hi In this section i am supposed to end up with 6 stitches but end up with zero if I count the total no of rows to knit as 42 and and then count them …

Cable afghan Not rated yet
Hi, my name is Casey and I am teaching myself how to knit by using the "I Can't Believe I'm Knitting" instructional booklet. I am knitting a cable …

How to decipher patterns Not rated yet
I've been doing my research but still having trouble deciphering pattern codes! For example, the pattern starts out saying: Gauge 18 stitches, 29 rows …

how many skeins for a small sweater Not rated yet
How many skeins of a bulky yarn will I need to make a bulky sweater? YOUR ANSWER It depends. What size is the sweater you want to make, which …

Using smaller needles in a pattern than the pattern calls for Not rated yet
I have not been knitting for very long but have found that I really enjoy it. I made an afghan last year and loved the pattern and size of the afghan …

Knitting pattern instructions I don't understand Not rated yet
These instructions are for a beret - sizes Child, Small, Medium and Large adults: Size Large (I have cast on 80 stitches) Round 1 reads: *Pl, K1, …

How to Use Stitch Markers Not rated yet
I don't understand this: Keeping stripe pattern correct k23 k2tog place marker, k2tog k23, dec one st each side of marker in every forth row until 38 …

Knitting Instructions Purl Not rated yet
I don't understand when it says this: Row 7 and foll 2 alt rows: purl YOUR ANSWER Your instructions are telling you to purl all stitches on the …

sweater on circular needles Not rated yet
My pattern says to work pieces separately. I am not sure how to do that making a sweater on circular needles. Does it mean to put stitches on stitch …

lucy Not rated yet
What is meant by work 2834:30:30:32:20 row dec 1 st at end of each end of next row. YOUR ANSWER Your pattern must have instructions for 6 …

Cat's Tooth sweater edge Not rated yet
I have a mohair sweater pattern that has a cat's tooth stitch sleeve and the instructions are unclear. Cat's tooth stitch: Row 1 Selvage stitch, …

Short Questions Not rated yet
All directions on how to bobble discuss it on a knit row. Is it possible to bobble on a purl row and if so should I purl instead of knit in the bobble?? …

increasing stitches in pattern Not rated yet
I have a pattern that is knit 2, purl 2 for each row, after 2 rows I am to add one stitch on begining and end of each row . I will now have 3 knit stitches …

Pattern as set Not rated yet
Hi I'm on the shaping part of my pattern and row one has knit 2tog in it then the pattern for 2nd and every alt row (rs) says patt as set to end of row. …


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