Knitting Help


Could you a little knitting help?  






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Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a one-on-one teacher to answer their questions, and while I know it is not the same, you can ask your questions here and I will help if I can.

Frequently Asked Knitting Help Questions

Are you having problems with your knitting? Before you submit a question of your own, I recommend that you check out my frequently asked questions page.

Over the last seven years, Knitting Naturally has answered close to 700 questions submitted by visitors to the site, and a significant number of those questions were about the same or similar issues. So during a recent review of my site, I decided to merge all of the questions asked and answered in a series of tutorials rather than keeping 700 plus very short pages covering the same topic.

To illustrate the point, no website truly needs 42 pages explaining what "k1 tbl" means!

Knitting Help - Ask a Question

Once you have checked the Frequently Asked Questions and Answered Questions pages satisfied yourself that the answer to your particular question is not there, you are invited submit your question using the form on the knitting questions page.

Whether it is a question about reading a pattern or how to actually do something, you can submit your question here. Your question will be reviewed as soon as I am able.  If your question is unique (and not already answered in the Frequently Asked Questions and Answered Questions pages), a new page will be created to provide the answer.

If it is a unique question but one that I am not able to answer, your question will be moved to the Open Knitting Questions page and other visitors to the site will be invited to answer if they can.  Any requests for particular patterns will go straight to the Open Knitting Questions page.. 

If you want to be notified when a response to your question goes live on the site, please make sure that you provide an email address on the submission form.

It will not be made public and I do not share these email addresses with anyone. And it is highly unlikely that you will receive any emails from me, other that the notification emails generated by the system unless I need to clarify something about your question.

And please no email addresses in the body of the submission. This one is for your protection, not mine. If it is in the body of your submission and I miss it, then it will be on the live page and available to anyone who wants to scrape it off the site.

I added in second ball of yarn to baby blanket I am making. I did not knit with yarn from both balls for several stitches. I simply stopped one and left a tail and started with the next. I am at the end of the blanket and want to weave in these tails.

How should I do this to make as secure as possible and compensate for not knitting from both balls for several stitches?

What does PO and KO mean?

Row 1: PO (2, 4, 7) (work seed st on 6 sts, p3, k3, p3) 3 times, end with seed st on 6 sts, pO (2, 4, 7)
Row 2: KO (2,4,7) (work seed st on 6 sts, k3, p3, k3) 3 times, end with seed st on 6 sts, kO (2, 4, 7)
I just can't find anything that tells what these two terms mean???

For the answers to these questions and any other that have been submitted go to the Knitting Questions page.

Hints to Make it More Like that Your Knitting Help Question Will be Answered...

  • Use proper English.  I am not planning on spending a lot of time editing your question so that it is readable.  Any questions with 'SMS speak' will be deleted.
  • Provide enough information for me to be able to answer the questions.  I do not have copies of every pattern ever printed so don't assume that I know what your pattern says.  Type out the instructions you don't understand, add a scanned image of the front of the pattern so that I can see what the finished item is supposed to look like or a photo of your work so far.  As much as I would like to, I don't read minds and I can't visit the astral plane to look over your shoulder.
  • Be polite.  Good manners go a long way, and if you expect me to spend my time helping you, then ask me nicely.  Any questions that are deemed to be rude, demanding or which lack an acknowledgement that I am doing you a favour rather than owing you something, will be deleted.  
  • Any 'how to' type knitting questions sent through my contact form will not be answered. You need to use the correct form on this page.
  • Repeatedly hassle me for an answer via email and your question will be deleted. And you will probably also be banned from using the question tool again! 

Can You Help Out With Some Knitting Help for Others?

Every now and then I get a question that I cannot answer, or an open question for the visitors to this site. Enough to justify a section on the site dedicated to this type of question.

So here it is.

If you can help out by responding to any of these knitting questions, all you need to do is to leave a comment on the relevant page.

Knitting Hints

Are you an experienced knitter?

If you have any really good hint and tips for new and not so new knitters, go to the Knitting Hints page and let us know. Your hints can be about anything related to knitting or crocheting.

Some of the topics you might like to talk about include:

This list is by no means comprehensive, if you have a great tip, regardless of whether it is on this list or not, go to the Knitting Hints page and share it with us now.

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