Open Knitting Questions - Can You Help?


Every now and then I get a question that I cannot answer. I know - hard to believe isn't it!

Sometimes, I really don't know the answer, other times the person asking the question has not provided enough information (big hint - a photo usually helps!), but lately it is probably because there are things going on in my life that mean that I just don't have the time to work on the site.






Regular visitors to the site might already know, for new visitors suffice to say my father died recently and I have had to move interstate to be closer to my mother for a while. So my days are not my own at the moment...

There are more than enough unanswered questions 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 (particularly any without a rating yet), all you need to do is to leave a comment on the relevant page (listed below).

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Trouble with instructions for sleeve decreases 
Hi The pattern is in the Noro sweet winter pattern book and is the cream crisp pattern. I cannot figure out the instructions for the sleeves. …

Trouble following the pattern - Sweater for an American Doll 
I am knitting an Archipelago by Debonair Designs Pattern. It is a sweater pattern for an American girl doll. Available on Rivalry My confusion …

Mrs. 
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Size of Sweater 
I made a sweater according to pattern and type of wool recommended and it is way to big. The sweater is a Mary Maxim called Navajo Jacket. I used Titan …

Rib Stitch Cap Direction Dilemma 
Hello, I'm a beginner....and I'm making a Rib Stitch Cap. I figured out the gauge issue just fine, and then as I was beginning the project, right …

Double Knitting Question 
I'm doing double knit with one color (one strand of yarn) slipping every other stitch, how can I keep the sides open so it will be like two pieces layered …

Miss L Brooks 
How would I CONVERT A DOUBLE KNITTING PATTERN TO A CHUNKY WOOL. Please Help

Brim of a child's hat 
Instructions for a wrap st: Take yarn to back as if to knit, slip next st, bring yarn to front as if to purl, slip st back to left needle. With smaller …

Anyone know what knit this is? Please help!!! 
I really want to knit this headband in the photo but I cannot figure out what this knit stitch is, please someone help!

aran knitting 
Hi, on the right side of my aran knitting, at the end of a knit section, then going to a purl section, the last knit stitch is always very loose no matter …

Knitting letters on socks Not rated yet
The first side on leg all lettering comes out perfect. I knitted the word "Relax" The other side of sock on leg the lettering is a different word "Breathe" …

Sizing Not rated yet
Hi I've decided to knit a pullover after twenty odd years of not knitting! In the magazine I've bought called 'Knitscene', I've found a pattern called …

Color yarn connections Not rated yet
Hi there. I'm making a baby blanket and I'm looking to have the border a separate color and the cable pattern another. I've just cast on the first line …

Knitting Not rated yet
I am shaping the front edge of a hood to a cardigan Next row: Inc in first st, mst to last 2 sts work 2tog. (Have done this) Don't understand next …

Mixing Rib and Stocking Stitch Patterns Not rated yet
I want to knit a stocking stitch animal pattern into a main 2 ribbed body pattern. Will the different stitches mar the picture? YOUR ANSWER …

Prayer Shawl is Bias - Why? Not rated yet
I belong to a Prayer Shawl Ministry group and recently knit a shawl - 30 x 60 and when I cast off the stitches the shawl was bias. The pattern was …

Pattern question Not rated yet
I have a pattern that reads the following: *K3, K2tog, YO, K2tog, rep from *across. Repeat Row 3 until there are 9 stitches on the needle. It looks …

What to do with the "tail" when decreasing the toe Not rated yet
I'm having trouble figuring out this pattern. I'm currently decreasing the toe in the pattern but I can't figure out what to do with the "tail" to the …

Pattern Confusion Not rated yet
With 120 stitches on my needle, I'm instructed to PO (8), [P2TOG,P4) 17 times P2TOG, PO (8) and the. I should have 102 stitches on my needle. Help! …

How can I knit this clutch Not rated yet
Hi I saw this amazing knit clutch bag and I really want to attempt to make one but cannot find a pattern anywhere and I was wondering if you …

Switching circular needles Not rated yet
I have started a sock on Magic Loop Circulars and find them too slippery. How can I correctly transfer my sock over to a different set of needles! …

How to join top to back of matinee jacket Not rated yet
A friend asked me to finish a baby jacket without a pattern. I have the top,(already knitted from neck to chest sleeves are already knitted on) already …

Sheila Salvatore Not rated yet
I am knitting a bow type cowl scarf with a loop opening and have come to the part where you have to combine the stitches from a holder and stitches from …

m7 ?? Not rated yet
Hi I came to a direction in a sweater pattern I am knitting that goes like this *P2, K1, p2, m7; repeat from * around. My question is, What does …

DD Double Decrease over Four Stitches Not rated yet
I have a very old pattern for little Christmas stockings. To make the toe I am required to dd over the next 4 stitches. As far as I can tell the …

problem reading chart - is it ME or the pattern who has problems??? Not rated yet
I am using a knitting chart for the first time.It is a triangular lacey shawl and it looks like the fircone pattern. I do fine until I get to row 9.Row …

Button Bands on cardigan sweaters Not rated yet
When knitting a cardigan sweater I always have a problem with the button band when the instructions say ".......knit these two rows until the band …

Can't understand lace pattern Not rated yet
The pattern for a lacey hat goes: CO 48 sts Row 1: K14( seenote) , pm, K2Tog, YO, K2, P1, K2Tog, K2, YO, P3Tog, YO, K1, YO, P1, pm, K20 Row 2: S1, …

I dont understand what this means... Not rated yet
This pattern I have for Lace Up Opera Gloves, says to "knit across row picking up cast on sts and knitting them together with each stitch" Can you help …

types of wool Not rated yet
I have an old quickerknit knitting pattern & I can't get quickerknit now. What type of wool would I use for this pattern?

LOOKING FOR A CERTAIN PATTERN Not rated yet
I have been knitting for most of my life and I'm over fifty now. Recently I saw a jumper in a craft shop. The pattern was a reversible one and it was multi …

looking for a pattern Not rated yet
i once saw a pattern for knitted stretch pants..does any one have this pattern ..also i class myself as a beginner but i can follow patterns..brenda..also …

help! Not rated yet
Hi, my name is Sarah and i was wondering if you could help me find a knitting pattern for my mum. She lost sometime last year and was very upset because …

Cherie Not rated yet
Please help!!!!! I am knitting an afghan for our granddaughter as a high school graduation gift. Each square is individually knit & then is to be joined …

child's cardigan Not rated yet
Does anyone have a pattern for a child's cardigan which is knitted in one piece, plus sleeves, which I used to knit many years ago?

how to do this beautiful stitch? Not rated yet
Dear ladies: I have a picture of a model with a beautiful jacket. There is no instructions or charts to make it, because it just the photo with the …



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