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Picking up and knitting 
What do you do after picking up stitches along an edge? do you purl the next row? The needle that picked up the stitches is holding them from right …

(Increase into next st knitwise).twice..what does this mean please? 
How do I( increase into next st knitwise) twice? If I take this literally, it increases my stitch count by 6, and throws the cable pattern off. SirdarJourney …

I don’t understand these instructions 
I’m knitting a crescent shawl. I have 225 border stitches ready to start the lace section. The lace section says to cast on 12 with waste yarn and knit …

Arm elbow in toy rabbit pattern 
Don't understand shape elbow 1st row knit 15, yf, slip1, yarn back, turn slip one, p10, yb, s1 ,yf, turn s1, k8. And so on each time I try like I …

knitting v neck using cirular needle 
For the neckband my pattern says the following. Work 1 x 1 Rib to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker (sm), k1, sm, k2tog, work 1 x 1 Rib to end. …

Fitting problem 
I'm beginning to knit the Sunday Best Cardigan found at All Free Knitting. The final length is 24". I'm tall, my waist is 26" from my shoulder. I would …

My cat ran away with my knitting. I have 56 dropped stitches in various rows! 
I love my cats!!! But not today!!! I am finishing a baby sweater for my precious grand son. I looked away for a moment, and he took off with my knitting …

How to calculate plain rows between increase rows 
I'm making a cape adapted from a pattern I got from the internet. I'm knitting it top down instead of bottom up and it's going to be larger than the …

Reading pattern 
*K1, drop next yo, (K1 P1, K1 4 times) all in next yo, K1; repeat from * around - 88 sts Had 32 stitches how do you get 88 stitches

What does 1st mean after pm and before pm 
Help! Casting on stitches for a baby kimono. Instruction are 4sts, pm, 1st, pm, 6sts, pm, 1st, pm I don’t know what the 1st indicates and I can’t …

Neck shaping and sewing garment together 
Hi, I have been making a man's sweater. I am confused about the neck shaping. Also I would like tips on sewing it up in a professional way.☺ …

ripping out cast on end of sleeve 
Can the cast on end of a sweater sleeve be undone to make the sleeve longer?

Slip stitching  
My pattern says “ 1st row S1, knit to end, 2nd row S1, purl to last st K1. Last 2 rows set slip stitch and st-st. Keeping continuity of patt as set (throughout) …

How to Shape shoulders and Neck Instructions 
Please help in the following knitting instructions (pattern from the UK) In My knitting pattern it says to I think I understand this instruction: …

Can I switch needle size one size up in shawl pattern  
I am knitting a shawl The n Size 15 circular needles . I have to Move up to Size 15 32or 36 length and can’t find Nd them in stores or on internet …

Needle size from american to british  
My pattern i have started for a hat says use us size 4 or us 5 so what is that in my size

Increasing multiple stitches in a row and sticking to the color work pattern  
Hi I am having an one more time trying to figure out this chart is based on 100 stitches with a 10 stitch repeat in the round top down. The second row …

How to decrease stitches 
So I have 94 stitches and I have to work 69 stitches evenly, how do I do that?

Shaping a neck on 8 row cable pattern 
When finishing back length 126 stiches to 41cm, next step says SHAPE NECK- next row - Patt 35(45:55), turn. Work on this set of sts only for right back …

Knitting 
How do you drop yfwds of previous row Please. Sirdar pattern 4912

Pattern  
If my pattern says rep rows 6 and 7 twice does that mean 6 2 times and then 7 2 times or 6 and 7 then 6 and 7 again twice.

Wrap and turn and slip marker 
I am making the back of a neck for a cardigan. It is a raglan sweater. The pattern says purl to 3rd marker, sm, k5, w&t. I know how to w&t however the …

Increase pattern 
I am wanting to increase a pattern. To do so it states “Cast on multiple of 4+3 then add two on each side for border”. The pattern is now: K2 (pattern) …

(P1 yon KB1) all into yf or yfrn of row below 
(P1 yon KB1) all into yf of row below p1 please help this is doing my head in thankyou

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Adding earflaps 
Would like a pattern for earflap that can be added to baby hat after I have picked up stitches from cast on edge, preferably one with nice edging possibly …

How do I do this increase?  
Decreasing 7 sts in between the first and last 8 sts of the last row What does it want me to do?

picking up stitches 
what does it mean when it says pick up 41 stitches evenly along right side of neck 42 stitches from 50 cast of stitches at back of neck and 41 stitches …

Bertie Bassett Knitting Pattern. The Body section of the pattern. 
Hi, I'm knitting Bertie Bassett and I'm on the body section of the pattern.The Pattern Reads: *K first st on needle together with corresponding st …

Deciphering a knitting instruction 
What does "work 15 garter sts, 90 sts ST st, l5 garter sts" mean?

Sirdar pattern 5294 
Not sure how to complete pattern - says to “insert right hand needle through 3rd 2nd and 1st sts on left hand needle and k1 yfwd k1” struggling to …

7 central stitches on a holder 
I have been told in the instructions to put 7 central stitches on a holder and then - cast off 3 stitches at beg of next and foll alt row twice, work …

how to repeat 
Pattern reads as follows: Cast off 1 stitch at beginning of next two rows. Work 2 rows straight. Next row: K2, sl 1, k1, psso, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, …

How to MARK a row with a coloured thread in knitting pattern 
Hi I'm a beginner at knitting.I'm knitting a Bertie Bassett and stuck on the body r19. The pattern says r19: knit ( mark this row with a colored thread …

work in pattern 
If your first row is a pattern row and the 2nd row say work in pattern does this mean you repeat the 1st row.

Counting rows 
It says repeat row 8 and 9 5 more times. Does this mean both rows so 10 rows or just 5 more rows?

Don't understand what to do after row 12. 
Pattern provides clear instructions for 1-12 rows, then says; Next (dec) row (rs) P2, ssp,p,to last 4 sets, p2tog,p2,-2 sets dec'd. Rep dec row every …

Increasing a sweater sleeve 
My instructions say to inc 1 st at each end of 3rd and 00:2:8:11 foll 4th rows, then on every foll 6th row. My size is 8. Am I increasing at …

How to work with yfwd 
How to k1. YFWD. K1 under 4 loose strands of dropped YFWD.

How to work increased sts in both ends ofpattern  
I have a 8 row pattern that I have to work inc stitch into. I am struggling 1st row. K1* yfwd,k2togtbl,k1 k2tog yfwd k1 to end Next and every alternative …

Gibberish 
I am using Arlo's Christmas Stocking pattern 2013. I cannot figure this out: Heel (RS) k1 (1st st of pair) correct mount of the YO(slip the YO purlwise, …

How do I knit these stitches 
I have never been so confused in all my life. I am at the point where I am doing the BOTTOM-LEFT CORNER. I do not understand what to do with the "-" …

Need help to understand pattern 
I am finishing a project my mom was busy with before she passed away and I battle to understand the pattern for the sleeves. Managed up till now after …

confused about pattern instuction 
9th rd P1 K1 M1 rib 133 m1 K2 P1 TWICE WORKING Stitches in Stockinette stitch, work 3 rounds straight INC in this same way on next round and …

How do I knot right 
What is the difference between knot 3 sts right nad knot 3 sts right over next 3 sts?

Read pattern and how do the stitch  
I can knit and purl. I can read a pattern but if I don't know how to do the stitch how could I follow a pattern? I hope I didn't make this too confusing. …

Struggling with pattern directions on knitting booties  
After I get done with the ribbing it says instep - change to larger needles. Row 1 ( right side): Work across 15 sts, slip 15 sts just worked onto st …

brackets in knitting 
I get confused sometimes when reading a pattern (rs) k8.k1tbl.(p1.k1tbl)4 times1 time. Can you explain what is repeated 4 times and then 1 time? …

reading a pattern 
my pattern has me knitting rows 1-6 then rows 7-10 follow pattern one after that it says repeat from "to" seven more times (32 rows in total) I don't …

Decrease instructions? 
Hi, I am going to be making a sweater by Rowan’s Martin Storey - the Corallina, but I don’t understand the following instructions: Dec 1 st at …

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Knitted hat to big  
I just took up knitting and was knitting a hat in the round. I put on 96 stitches but the hat is too big on the bottom any reason why this happen or …

My pattern wants me to cast on only 3 stitches? 
Hello, I was trying to start this pattern for a bernat kidddie korners knit blanket. It asked me to cast on only 3 stitches... This is new to me? I have …

Pattern change halfway through?  
I genuinely don't know how I did this, so any insight you could offer would be great. Image attached - easier to see than to describe, I think. You …

Cable pattern 
I have a 12 row cable panel . On row 3 only it refers to c8b, c8f at beg and end of row . The pattern of the jumper shows pattern slanting . The instruction …

What does "rnds" mean in the middle of pattern instructions? 
This is a shawl pattern with brioche stitch and these are the instructions in one part: Brioche part Short row 7 (rs): k1, p1, k1, kbYOf, k1, sl1YO

struggling with pattern instructions - Diana pullover by Adriafil 
I am struggling to understand the increase, decrease and bind off instructions for the body after completing the pattern stitch from the grid. Instructions: …

Aran ladder 3 stitch 
I’m attempting an Aran sweater pattern. The ladder 3 stitch says to “take 1st to the front, K2, knit the 1 at the front”. Does this mean to take the …

Shape shoulder  
What does this mean.....dec st at each end of next and foll 3 alt rows, the non foll 13rows

I have a question about this pattern and knitting in the round 
When they say cast on 6, they mean per double pointed needle right? And since I am using circular needles that's 6(5) so that's 30 casted on stitches? …

how to k2 sl1 wyib k2 
How to k2 sl1 wyib k2.

Shaping armhole on the back of sideways knitted jacket  
Pattern JB462 I am working on the back of a jacket/cardigan. Why does pattern state to increase at one side only of work? First time knitting sideways …

How do I join a 3 piece hood together? 
Hi, I'm hoping you can help. I'm knitting a duffle coat for my grandson, and although I've been knitting for over forty years, I can not for the life …

yarn over question 
My instructions say: "Increase in first st, (yo, K2tog) across row to last 2 sts, K2 tog." I'm new to the yarn over stitch, so are these instructions …

Knitting with yarn on the right 
In the pattern Darkwater which is fair isle it says to knit with your yarn on the right for best stitch definition. I alway hold my yarn with my right …

First and last stitch working in the round 
I am knitting a mans pullover from top down with raglan sleeve pattern says to knit the first st. and purl the last on selvedge . Do I need to do this …

Increasing instruction 
What does this mean? Inc 1 st each side of next row then every 8 rows 12 times.

Counting rows when instructions say zero times 
I am knitting a sweater and the instructions for my size are: repeat increase row every 3 (0) times then every 6th row 7 (8) times - my size is the …

Dec 1 stitch at each end on following 5 alternate rows 
Hi all, what do I do when pattern says “Dec 1 stitch at each end on following 5 alternate rows”? Thanks for any help. Kr. Beth W.

sock length 
I am making a pair of socks for my bil who lives in Ga. He wears a size 12 shoe. How do I figure out where to stop the sock and do the toe? I have looked …

Looking for rest of pattern 
This is the first row of the pattern, what is the pattern for the purl side of the row. K1, *sl 1, K1, cross sl st over K as if to K, K1 behind sl …

How to continue knitting with stitches on holders 
On a website found a knit pattern for a baby sweater. It tells me to put a number of stitches on a holder like 3 separate sections what does it mean when …

Working with four or more colors of yarn in one row 
How do you knit more than two, three, four or more colors in a row without having a knotted mess in the back? I am making a Christmas stocking with …

how do u sew a shoulder? 
Don't under stand my pattern it says sew shoulders seam but the shoulder are on a stitch holder?

interpreting directions 
Could you please explain what these directions mean; K1, (m1,k1) X6 Thanks!

how do you knit a cable10 
Please explain how to knit a cable 10.

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Right side button band 
My pattern is a Leyland beronco cardigan. The right side tells me to decrease on my 8sts knit 2 knit 2together after 5inch, then same after 10 but I …

Shaping a neck opening 
Shaping a neck opening: My pattern says to knit 54 stitches, slip last 18 stitches worked onto stitch holder for center neck, knit 36. Do I need a new …

inserting the actual design 
I am just wondering if I could knit a design, say a bear, by itself and then incorporate it into the piece of knitting. I am in the process of knitting …

Simply a comment 
Hi everyone!!! I am a solo knitter and would love to meet other knitters!! Are there any knitting groups in Monterey or Pacific Grove or Carmel, CA that …

Need pattern explanation 
The pattern says to work rounds 2-4 of pattern. It is for a garter ridge pattern using circular needles. Does this mean work either 2 or 4 rounds whichever …

Raglan armholes (back piece) 
Hello, my pattern says, " dec. one stitch at each end of next and (8) following 4th rows, then on following (12) alt. rows until I reach a certain number …

explain front and back stitches that are not to in crease the number of stitches 
The pattern for a baby cardigan says knit across(21 sts for front, 39 sts for back, 21 sts for front) what does that meant? Do I turn the work over? …

this is not regarding anything on your web site, but wondered if you can tell me 
I found a pattern that calls for a helpful needle, couldn't find an answer on internet and wondered if you know. thanks Dee

Red Heart Hooded Cabled Cowl 
Am making Red Heart pattern RHK0110-025591M and have reached the point where the stitches are moved to the circular needles but need clarification. Have …

Decreasing stitches 
Hi I am a bit confused with the instructions for the cardigan I am knitting. It says: work 84 rows inc 1 st at each end of 3rd and every foll 9th row, …

How to decrease in pattern x  
How do I decrease 1 stitch at beg when pattern reads k2 yfwd sl1 k1 psso k5 xx I'm confused x

Can you translate---I am unsure if the "with rs facing re-join yarn to sts left on a stitch holder" means that I should continue with the same strand of yarn I just cast off? 
Shape Back Neck Next row. Patt 27 sts, turn, leaving rem 61 sts on a stitch holder. Work on this set of sts only for the first side of neck. Work 2 rows. …

Red Heart Hooded Cabled Cowl  
Am making Red Heart pattern RHK0110-025591M and have reached the point where the stitches are moved to the circular needles but need clarification. …

Don't understand instructions 
What does, from markers cast off at each end every other row as foll: 7 sts 8 times + 8 sts once mean?

Gwendoline 
How do I K1P1 into the previous rows yfwd, yrn?

Looking for a specific pattern 
My mother always called this afghan a dutch tile pattern. I mostly have it memorized, but haven't done one in awhile. You start with one stitch, adding …

starting a square. increase one stitch per row at the beginning 
Starting a tile afghan. Thought I had the pattern memorized. When knitting a square and starting at the corner. Do I increase just one stitch per …

Can I UN-block a project? 
I have blocked a small finished project (a neck cowl) by steam pressing, and I don’t like the result. Work has stretched a lot, and the texture stitch …

how do I attach a new ball; special nots?  
How do I attach a new ball, same color, to continue knitting?

Novice: not understanding pattern instructions 
I'm at the point of "k2tog" but don't understand how/where I'm supposed to "k1-44" if I'm at the edge of the piece. Here's the instruction for that section …

GANDMOTHER PIG PATTERN IT CALL SQUEEEAL  
I AM STUCK THIS PATTERN SAID STICHEs ARE NOW PICKED UP AT THE ORIGINAL CAST ON STS TO FORM THE PIG'S BOTTOM AND TAIL ALSO PU. DOES THAT MEAN I …

I am confused 
Hi. I have been knitting over ten years,I just do simple knit stitch and only knit scarves. Every time I knit my first line without fail i get 4-5 loops …

SOCK PATTERNS VERSUS REGULAR PATTERNS 
CAN YOU USE REGULAR PATTERNS TO KNIT SOCKS, SINCE YOU DONT TURN AND START ON THE OTHER SIDE...IS THE PATTERN ALTERED??

seed stitch help please!! 
SO I have a pattern that calls for several rows of the seed stitch. I understand this and know how to do this. The next row instructions say this: work …

How Do I Do These Decreases? (neck edge) 
My Pattern Says "At Neck Edge,Bind Off 5 sts once,4 stitches once, then 1 st 3 times" it doesn't say all at once-which makes no sense to me- or every …

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My cast on row broke!!!! after the afghan was 4 ft completed! 
My original row, the foundation row at the bottom of the four foot long afghan I have been working on ….broke! I was worried that it was too tight, …

what does this row mean?  
Not sure what is meant with this row? This is what it reads... K2, Y Fwd, K2 tog (buttonholes), patt 12(15-11), *K2 tog, K1(1-2), K2 tog, K0(0-1), rep …

How much yarn for different needle size 
Do you use more yarn with smaller needles, or less?

Reading a UK pattern for a Cardigan 
Sure hope someone can help since I just don't get 1. Work 22 rows ending with RS facing for next row (I get this) then 64 st total here 2. Inc 1 at …

tension 
I have knitted my tension square, I have 1 more stitch than stated. It says to use larger needles, is that just for the whole pattern or just where those …

figuring our gauge 
I recently purchased some Lil Toppers by D.M.C. at Michael's - they are just darling but, I'm confused about the gauge. It says on size 8 needles to make …

How to add yarn when changing colors on an Xmas stocking 
Have tried bobbins but what is the best way to change or add colors. Making an Xmas stocking from a graph.

Name of stitch 
Can you tell me name of *rib that you kfb 1 row: then k2 tog* next row

How to execute Cr2 
Please can you explain how I would knit Cr2 the explanation is . ...slip the next stitch knit ways , K1 Psso the st over the st just worked back on to …

Buttonhole Row Knitted Boy Sweater 
rib 3, (rib 2tog, yo, rib 10 sts) 3 times, rib 2tog yo, rib to the end. the rib 2tog are suppose to be knitted 2tog. I am have trouble with the yo. I …

What does this mean? 
P4,(yo,k2together) last 4stitches purl. What do the parenthesis mean? There is no number behind it like 5times.

Pattern problem 
I have a pattern that has been made by many on Ravelry---but I am having a problem. Short Row 1 (RS) K47, W&T Short Row 2 (WS) P16, W&T Ok , if I do …

how to follow decrease instruction  
How to do this dec. 1 st each side of next row, then every 12 row 3 times. Nancy

Front Edging 
Front edging Cast off row: cast off 2sts, *sl stitch from right hand needle into left hand needle, cast on 2 stitches, cast off 5sts, repeat from * …

4 ply yarn cast on 
I have knitted a lace top and after knitting one sleeve cannot fit the sleeve in. How many stitches do I need to cast on for size 42 inch top? Hope you …

purl through a yfwd and then through a 2nd yfwd 
Purl through a yfwd and then through a 2nd yfwd

how do I correct the mistake described below? 
I'm knitting my first sweater using a knit 1 purl 1 pattern. I've made a mistake and removed the needle from the row. Now I need to put the stitches …

long tail casting on 
Do I have to cast on long tail when knitting with circular needles? Thank you.

Help with neck and armhole decreases 
I am knitting my first sweater and need help understanding the instructions for the front neck shape. I’ve read it over several times and it’s still very …

Working two sides of a sweater 
What does this mean: SHAPE FRONT: On the next row at both arm edge and front edge dec 1 st. repeat this dec at front edge every 6th row to lower front …

How do I work an ssk and ssp instruction? 
I am knitting a scallop edged wrap by Kate Samphier and there is an instruction that isn't clear, it is ssk and ssp, in the explanation it reads slip …

How do I work ( ) 
My pattern reads: *k5 (3), m1. Rep from * around I know I’m working increases but the 3 in ( ) has thrown me off. Wouldn't that me just knitting 15 …

Can’t decipher this part of pattern, help please. 
This part is mesmerising me. It’s for shaping the neck on a shawl collar gilet. Going great guns until I got to this part. I’ve uploaded a picture …

How should I read these directions 
My pattern says: Drop YO,YO,slp1 k3 psso,does this mean after I drop a YO I do a New YO? many thanks Marsha

Struggling with a pattern that has a bri stitch (k,yo,k) 
Hi there, I'm trying to do an advanced pattern and I keep getting stuck on this row. The abbreviations for the knitting terms says: (bri: work (k,yo,k) …

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How do I decrease the size of my blanket 
I knitted my granddaughter a baby blanket and I want to knit one just like it for a doll. How do I decrease the blanket to about half the size?

Droped stitchs 
I have just finished a baby cardigan git it all sewn up and fined that there is a couple of stitches have come away and would like help to be able …

Ribbing on neckline of boys and girls vest 
Hello, I’m working on the necklinenof the boys and girls vest. I’m rather confused about round 1 when it says k1p1 to within 2 stitches of the center …

hat decreases 
I am knitting a 2x2 ribbed hat. PATTERN CALLS FOR 100 cast on stitches. For decreases the beginning of round is moved up one stitch and markers are set …

How to alter a pattern 
I did a sample gauge 28 stitches and 36 rows on # 3 needles. In stockinette stitch it is supposed to be 4 inches. The length is 4 inches, but the width …

how do I connect a waist band to the dog sweater? 
I'm trying to make the dog sweater for a chihuahua listed under FROG MONKEY and I don't know how to connect the under belly waist band. Can you help …

How to follow an instruction in a knitting pattern 
I have 80 stitches the instruction for the next row is: P1, P2Tog, *C4F, (P2TOG)3 times, rep. from * to last 7 stitches C4F, P2TOG, P1. 57 stitches. …

how to purl into the back loop two times 
The pattern is; p8 *k1, with left needle, lift running thread between the sts and purl into the back loop two times I don't understand

where do i start my tension gauge? 
I wish to make a bobble st polo neck sweater. the pattern says to check my tension before commencing the garment - 19sts and 24 rows to 10cm (4inchs) …

reversing heel  
I am knitting a sock pattern on circular needle (with a pattern). I have begun the heel using wrap and turn. Now it says to "reverse heel shaping" knit …

Left front yoke 
Cast on 7 sts. Purl next row. Next row: RS K1, M1, k5, M1, k1 - 9 sts. Purl next row. Next row: RS K1, k7, m1, k1 -11 sts. Next row: S1 purlwise …

k1, yo across the row 
My friend gave me a pattern for a cowl scarf knit on circular needles, 5 rows cast on 84 st 1- P 2- k1,yo across row 3-k 4-p 5-k, then repeat …

knitting pattern question 
what exactly does this mean..........(RS) work 4 rows even. Does it mean four K rows which equals 8 rows or does it mean just 4 rows total? I …

How to decrease every row 0 times? 
I’m knitting my first ever clothing item. It’s a wrap cardigan by amy herzog & the decreasing on the fromt has me stumped, please can you explain it …

Decreasing alternate rows 
I'm working on the back of a sweater for my husband. The pattern says"Dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and following 8 rows." I started with 121 …

Understanding Short Rows 
To shape the bottom, now work short rows in the back as follows: What does it mean when the instructions say to knit until 30 stitches before the marker …

bind off 
Why does the knitting pattern read (picot BO) K1 and then place st back on LN. If I knit one there will be 2 stitches left on RN. should I leave K1 …

yb k2 
I am working on a baby blanket that forms seamless blocks. Each block (of 12) is a different pattern. Block six calls to *yb k2, yf sl2* I'm confused …

HELP WITH YO INSTRUCTIONS! 
I am trying to practice chevron lace. Does yfwd, skpo mean I knit a stitch after yarn over or do I yarn over and start directly to skpo? Thank you! …

How can an odd numbered row be right side? 
The pattern reads rows 1-7 knit across. Row 8 increase 30 sts evenly spaced. Row 9 right side and gives the pattern to follow. My question is how …

What does this mean? S11 k1 psso 
I am knitting a dog sweater and have to come to s11 k1 psso. I am confused about the s11. Can you enlighten me?

How do I get the right gauge? 
I have tried to get right gauge my wool is 14ply. I have tried 10mm needles which is on label 5mm needles but it makes the pattern firmer can you help …

Selvage stitches 
Are selvage stitches included in the total numbers for a cast on?

Armhole and shawl collar shaping 
Hi--Can you please confirm if I have interpreted the following paragraph for shaping correctly? I'm new at this and find I need to type out each row …

How do I follow this Leaf square Blanket pattern?  
My pattern starts by saying, cast on three stitches. 1st Row...YFWD, K3 2nd Row...YFWD, K4 3rd Row...YFWD, K2, YFWD, K1,YFWD, K2 4th Row...YFWD, …

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what a certain direction means in knitting a hat 
I am knitting a hat and one the directions states Row 11 (13): *k3, K2tog* across row -24 (28) sts. I know what across the row means but not sure …

Shaping Crown of a 4x 4 Ribbed Hat 
I am working on a knit 4 purl 4 rib hat. I'm new at this and I just realized I don't have the directions for shaping the crown . I am using circular …

How do I read this  
Cr2r(L) I understand slip next stitch onto cable needle leave at back but in ( front) this is in brackets not sure when I have to do it at front. It's …

m1 in ribbing 
I am working on sweater sleeves, and the pattern is k-tbl, p3 to last st, which is k-tbl for the first row. The pattern then says k-tbl, M1 in pattern, …

Does cabling necessarily increase the stitches needed? 
I want to turn a cabled skirt pattern into a fair isle pattern without cabling. Can I just follow the pattern and simply ignore the cabling while I …

understanding a stitch 
My pattern has 4 rows. The first row is knit and the last row is purl. Row 2 is p4, yo to the end of the row. The third row starts with yo, drop …

k1, ssk, yo and repeat to end 
Please help! I am just learning to knit and have made a few hats that weren't terribly awful so I decided to try my hand at an infinity scarf. All was …

How to increase evenly along a line of stitches already there 
I have a baby blanket almost completed, but the directions say to "pick up evenly and knit 162 stitches" along each side edge. The entire blanket is …

How do I " m1 knitwise in leg on sts under the last sts of the 2tog"  
How do I M1 knitwise in leg on sts under the last sts of the 2tog turn? This is part of the instructions for the heel portion of a Christmas stocking. …

How to Knit Rib Stitches To a Crochet Pattern 
I am crocheting a sweater and would like to knit the rib pattern at the bottom of the sweater. How do I pick up the crochet stitches to do the knitting? …

If the pattern says yo k 5, do I do the yo before each knit stitch or only the first one? 
Hello, If the pattern says yo k5, do I do the yo before the first knit or before all 5 knits. Thank you, Dawn

Shaping armholes 
How do I knit the following pattern instructions: Shape armholes Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows 73 sts Next row (rs): K2 K2tog, k to last …

"Sewing in position at same time 
I have a booties pattern that says to continue knitting "until strip fits from marker around sole, sewing in position at same time, using either blanket …

Tension Squares 
When knitting tension squares it say to use a larger or smaller size needle if you need to adjust the number of stitches.....so does that mean the next …

Repeats 
My directions read. (k1(k 2Tog yo) Twice. Do I knit one stitch between patterns yo k 2tog?

Lost on this one 
Working on a child's pullover. Pattern says next round: k5 and slip these sts and last 5 sts of previous round onto st holder, k next 70 sts and …

my knitting gauge is off 
The stitch gauge is really off! The correct number of stitches is 5 1/2- 6 stitches = 1 inch and 6 rows =1 inch. The gauge is correct going across, …

End my knitted sock. 
Knitting socks: what happens if you are finished with the decreases and ready to stitch closed the toe but there are more stitches than called fo r in …

Rosebud Crossover Baby cardigan by Debbie Bliss 
Good Morning. I have a pattern as above but I cannot make sense of the Chart and pattern together. The query relates to the number of stitches and …

Trouble understanding specific pattern (baby bootie) 
Knitting baby bootie. Working on instep and told to knit next stitch together with corresponding stitch 5 rows below ( which will roll it) I can't seem …

K2 turn 
Row 2 says so p1 p1 but I only have 2 st on needle.

How do I create a straight line when I add a new color 
I learned and forgot how to take away the jagged line and create a straight one when I add a new color as in a striped hat.

Decreasing for armholes 
I am beginning to decease for the armholes and the pattern says "decrease 1 stitch every other row. Wouldn't that mean all the decreasing be on one …

What does finishing on a 2nd part row mean 
When the pattern says finishing on 2nd partt row what does this mean?

How to establish a side gusset 
I am knitting a diaper bag and in the pattern I did the front and back of bag now it is telling me to establish side gussets, but I dont understand how …

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Pick up and work the wrapped stitches - short row knitting 
The pattern says when slipped st is to be worked, with right hand needle, pick up the wrapped strand in front of slipped st on the left hand needle …

How can I fix a dropped edge stitch? 
I just discovered that I dropped the first stitch of a row 4 rows back. Is there any way to fix this without having to pull out all 4 rows of knitting? …

How do I tighten up my stitches? 
I've tried knitting a few different sweaters, but have to tear them apart. Maybe I have the wrong type yarn, but I knit a swatch and measure (I have …

Is the stitch count correct? 
I am making the cabled cowl with the fuzzy lining that is knit separately. In making the lining, I'm wondering if the stitch count of twelve is …

Wrap and turn process 
First time knitting a shawl using short rows. I have finished my 41 rows and I ended int he middle of the shawl. Then is states to knit to the end. …

Wrap and turn process 
First time knitting a shawl using short rows. I have finished my 41 rows and I ended in the middle of the shawl. Then is states to knit to the end. …

What does this mean? Sl 1, K1 *sl the yo, k2*, end sl yo, K2 
Sl 1, K1 *sl the yo, k2*, end sl yo, K2

How do I read The knitting pattern 
Pattern says, “with right side facing”. Does that mean face out? Or facing me?

How to sl 1 wyb multiple times in a row 
I'm working on a project where the pattern is a bit confusing. It requires that I sl 1 wyb multiple times in a row (some rows its sl1 wyf). My question …

How do I wrap and turn at the end of a row? 
I'm not sure I am doing it right. It seems to curl where the wraps are. Somehow it doesn't look right.

Knitting nitwit asking: does pattern correspond with picture 
Hi there, I’ve had this pattern attached to this picture for 30yrs. An old friend of my mothers (now passed away) made this sweater for me and I loved …

how do I sew together a hood ? 
I have finished a baby sweater with an attached hood the pattern says to sew together side seams and arm seams. and the hood seams. The hood is a long …

Knitting pattern says 0 time 
I am at the point of shaping a sleeve cap. My knitting pattern says to “decrease 1 st at end of every 6th row 0 (1, 1, 1, 0,...) times, then every …

I don't understand 
I knitted this pattern the first time all the way through with no problems, it's just that I got old.

Shape Raglan Armholes 
I understand the 4 rows that form the cable pattern and decrease but I’m lost on the following directions. Please explain this in easier terms. ...Keeping …

Pick Up And Knit Along Armhole Edge - Setting In sleeves 
My pattern says to pick up stitches along armhole edge between underarm m. Do not join. Work even in st st for 1" ending with a WS row. Is there an easier …

Knitted doilies 
I do not understand the following: O leaving 6 yarn bars, O, k1 under the O

continue on Kelly sweater 
Thank you very much Ratcha for helping me with my Kelly sweater. I just have one concern, The Diamond Panel.. There are 2 of them one with 18sts …

I can not understand directions - Kelly Kit Aran Sweater 
I recently purchased a Kelly kit with yarn from Aran sweater Market in Ireland. I have in the past made many sweaters, and understood the directions. …

How do I Shape neck for a sweater I am making 
I have knitted the front of my sweater like the directions said to. Now it says to Shape Neck. It says to on the RS work 20 sts. ( I get that), then …

Help With Pattern - Inc 1 st at each side on 5th and following 6th row 
I'm working on the sleeve for a cardigan, didn't follow this part of the pattern a bit confused. "working in stocking stitch (throughout) inc 1 st …

How to finish a shawl 
I was asked to finish this shawl but can't find a pattern. Should I just keep decreasing until I think it is wide enough for the shoulders?

Instructions Fishnet pattern 
Pattern calls for yarn in front slip purl stitch when knit next stitch. Do I drop the yo in following row , which calls for all knit so as not to increase …

Converting a cardigan to a Sweater 
i am using an old knitting pattern to knit my 16yr old daughter a sweater but the pattern requires me to convert the pattern from a cardigan to a sweater, …

Knit a shawl 
I want to knit a shawl. But a very simple and easy one. I've been using number15 needles.

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Help Understanding Pattern - (inc in next st) 4 times 
What does k3 (inc in next st) 4 times. Mean and how do I do it? Thank you

Cable Throw by Premier - incomplete instructions? 
I'm working on the chasing cable throw pattern by Premier. There are instructions for the cable square and then instructions for the stitch guide, …

Please explain what the directions mean 
Directions read as followsunt Working all side increases as set by the last row inc 1 st at each end of 57;7;7;7;7} Foll 6th rows, then 2

Cable stitches using only 2 needles 
Knitting a mans sleevless vest - has a pattern in 4 rows and third row is “cable. K14, *K1tbl, P1, cable(knit into front of 3rd st on LH needle, yfwd, …

Boxy Dishcloth 
I so want to make this dishcloth but the first row stumps me ... it says "Row 1: (RS) Sl 1 kwise, *k2, p1, rep from * to end" I know how to do the …

k1b ( twisted knit st) 
Hello, I was wondering if you can tell me what this in knitting k1b (twisted knit st) please and thank you

WHAT TO DO IN EVEN ROWS WHERE THERE WAS YO IN PREVIOUS ROW 
WHEN A PATTERN CALLS FOR EVEN ROWS TO PURL PURL STS, AND KNIT KNIT STITCHES, WHAT DO I DO WHEN THERE WAS YO IN PREVIOUS ROW?

Help with Baby Sweater 
Question (unedited): "I don't understand the following instructions: (Rd) knit 35, turn, leaving rem sets uncorked Next row: k4, purl across …

How do I knit this row? 
Question: K5, cable over next 4 sts, (k1, m1, k1, cable) across row, end with k5. You start with 68 sts. At the end you should have 77 sts. …

Use of two yarns of different composition 
I am making a baby blanket. I started it with yarn that was 100% acrylic and is variegated, going from white to yellow to blue to coral back to white, …

Trouble understanding decrease rows! 
I'm currently doing a pattern for a cardigan and I'm having trouble following the decrease instructions. They go as follows: (I'm doing the first size) …

Fixing a Dropped Turkish Rib Stitch 
Hello! I'm knitting a hat in the round by knitting 2 together, but before slipping them off the needle I knit into the first stitch, creating a diagonal …

This is for a lacy pattern for a baby sweater 
What does it mean "12+5" It starts with cast on 125 sts. This is for a lacy pattern.

Daisy - Decrease every 3rd alt row meaning 
Question When a pattern says decrease on next and every 3rd alt. row, does it mean decrease then count 1,2,3 and decrease again on the 3rd or do …

I need help with armholes - dec following 7 alt rows 
Question what does dec 1 st at each end of next 5 rows, then on foll 7 alt rows to 105 st mean? I get the first part, I just don't get the part …

knitting question - k4tog tbl 
Knitting instructions say knit 4 tog tbl ( I don't know what that means). can you explain.

Ends curl in 
When I knit St st the ends curl in so it looks like a tube. What do I do to correct that. Thank you for any help you can give me.

Yarn over at the beginning of a row 
Question I am knitting in the round and the pattern specifies *yo,sl1,k2tog,psso,yo,p2. Is there an unstated k1 after the initial yo? I can't …

Left front of a sweater 
Question If you are working on the left front of a baby sweater, and it tells you to knit the 28 stitches you still have on your needle that you …

Need help with baby's sweater pattern directions 
Question Working on a child's sweater - Hayfield Baby Chunky 4400. Directions say "working with st - st (throughout) inc 1 st at each end of 5th …

top down raglan with different colored sleeves on circ needles 
Hi, I sure hope you can help me with this as I have been searching for a few days!! and ripped several times. I have a pattern in which the knitting …

Japanese Summer Scarf..  
can you direct me to the source for the multi color yarn used in the Japanese Summer Scarf. Kid mohair and DK Sport. the link in the pattern does …

blocking a sweater 
I am working with a yarn comprised of alpaca, silk, and wool in almost equal proportions. The wrapper states: Do Not IRON. Is it possible to block …

Knitting  
Question In Original Submission: What does it mean after I knit4 4 then p4 rem knit 4 rep prev 2 rolls 4 times

Don't understand the instruction 
Don't understand the instruction to continue in this manner until 34 sts remain. Depending on answer to question below, I can give you more details. …

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Pattern Increase Question  
I have a question about this pattern, and how to work the increase in the pattern - Cast on 2 stitches (This part I know) then it says to : Knit in …

I don't understand what this means - [p1, yon, KB1] all into yf of row below, p1 
I don't under stand what this mean; p1, yon, KB1 all into yf of row below, p1

How do I modify a pattern with a motif in it? 
Question: I have a pattern for making a heart which is a 21-stitch pattern. I have made a small swatch following the instructions for the 21 stitch …

D13 (or DI3?) - decrease and increase 3 sts all at the same time 
Question: Slip 3 sts purlwise, slip those back to LHN; (k1, yo, k1) through the back of those 3 sts. Not sure how to do this. I’m starting …

Rnds 3-6 of a hat 
Question The instructions are: Rnds 3-6: Rep Rnds 1 & 2 twice Is that 8 rows altogether then? Then it says: Rnds 7 & 8: Rep Rnd 2 twice Is …

Help With Grandmother's Diagonal Lace Dishcloth 
Hi, I'm doing the pattern Grandmother's diagonal lace dishcloth . You do 4 rows, and then repeat them. Here's the row 1; k2,yo,pm,k lace …

Drop stitch cowl-missed yarn over in previous row 
Question I am making a drop stitch cowl and when I go to the next row to drop the yarn overs I realized I missed a yarn over or two. Can I …

Thumb on a mitten after I shapped the gusset 
All sizes: Next row: (RS) k 21. Turn. Cast on 2 sts. Slip remaining sts st holder. ***Thumb:Next row:P10. Turn. Leave rem sts on st holder. Continue …

How to increase 20 stitches evenly in the next row 
My sister knits she says she has 146 stitches and now it says increase next row by 20 stitches how does she do this.

Stumped - Neck and Armhole Decreases 
I'm knitting a vest - working on left front panel. Instructions state: "Repeat dec at neck edge every other row 1 (0,1,1,0,0) time more, then every …

What row to make increase stitches 
Question My pattern states the following for sleeves on the sweater I am knitting ; Beginning with a knit row, work in Stocking stitch, increase …

How do I uncurl sides of a scarf? 
Question: I am knitting a scarf for my granddaughter. I have a k2 p2 pattern on each side. The middle is stockinette stitch. The scarf keeps …

How do I K1,*yfwd,K1, rep from* to end.. 
the pattren I am working on Say's to do the following, K1,*yfwd,K1, rep from* to end.... 1st and alt rows - Knit. 2nd row-K1,* yfwd,K1,rep from* …

How do I make the item longer? 
Question: How do I make the wrap longer?

Will a cowl pattern calling for a circular needle 24 in work on the same needle size 29 inch? 
Question: Will a cowl pattern calling for a circular needle 24 in work on the same needle size 29 inch?

Hold Stitches For Right And Left Armholes 
Question: I'm in England but I'm using an American pattern and can't work some of it out e.g.: k5, hold for right armhole; work to last 5, hold …

Decreasing Neck Edge - Knit Straight On Circular Needles - Still Confused 
Child's Poncho: I am working the rows back and forth (not in the round). Instructions say: "SHAPE NECK: 1st ROW: Pat 25 sts. Cast off 11 sts. Pat to end …

Lullaby layette 
Question: NEED HELP WITH A BABY PATTERN. ROW. K1, YO,P1, PURL 3,P1, YO, k1.?

Decreasing Neck Opening on Circular Needle Working Both Sides at Same Time? 
Question: Child's Poncho - knitting on circular needle but working in one piece. Have decreased stitches for neck in centre of piece. Instructions …

Stuck on pattern - 5 hrs baby poncho 
Question I'm making a baby poncho. Row 26: K5, *increase one stitch, K5 repeat from * ending K1 (20 stitches increased) and place last 3 stitches …

how do i go from 18sts to 24 sts in a cable pattern 
Question: I am working on Alexandra Charlotte Dafoe's blackberry sweater and row 4 on graph a I have yo go from 18 sts from row 3 to 24 sts on row …

Needle size question 
Question I have a pattern for a sweater that says to use "Size US Size 35 circular 24" and 32" needles and set of double pointed needles". Are the …

What is the meaning of the O 
Question What is the O mean on a vintage lace pattern ? S1,k2 *O,k2, s1,k2 together etc

How do I k3 -loop.  
Please can you show me how to k3-loop. I have read pattern but can't do it. It says put right hand needle through previous 3rd rows then knit one …

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Missed Slipping The First Stitch - Is there a way to fix it without ripping it apart? 
I am knitting a simple scarf for the first time and i decided on the second row that i wanted nice straight edges so I started dropping the first …

Can't understand the instruction below 
Question I have to knit like this: k5 (k2,m1,k1,m1)4 times,(k2, m1) 2 times. ok now should I have to knit the first increase for 4 times and then …

Strange decrease 
I have a pattern that says decrease 5+4+3+2+1 this is at the arm edge. Never come across this before.

pattern sequence 
I HAVE JUST STARTED A PILLOW COVER, IT IS CALLED "BIG CABLES PILLOW". THE DESIGNER IS LAURA BAIN. THE PATTERN IS 13 ROWS WITH ROW ONE AS THE RIGHT …

Is it possible to change a patten from v neck to round neck on a baby cardigan? 
I am following a pattern for a v neck baby cardigan. I was wondering if it would be easy to knit the v part and make it a crew neck? kfrizell@hotmail.com …

Decrease round repeats in circular knitting 
I've run into these types of decrease round instructions for circular knitting in the past (see below), but I can't seem to understand. For example, …

KNITTING BERNAT SPA MITTENS 
After the 9th row (K16. Inc 1 st in next st. K4. Inc 1 st in next st. Knit to end of row. Knit 3 rows even.) it reads the following: Cont in this …

Knitting a hood 
I have come to the top of a hood and the instructions are to knit 49 stitches ssk turn. Next rows sli pwise p23 p2tog turn Next row sl1 kwise k23 …

how to knit 3 into a yo 
My instructions say to knit 3 into a yarn over but when I do its equivalent to wrapping the yarn around 3 times. Is this correct? I've tried to …

Clarification of instructions - K2, *p3, yo, what does it mean? 
If directions say, K2,*p3, yo, what do they want you to do?

Getting to the right side of a pattern  
I'm knitting a sweater in one piece. I'm on the second sleeve of the pattern knitting on the right side. At the beginning of the sleeve, the instructions …

How do I read this pattern? 
I understand the P8, * K7 P7 part of these instructions, but what in the world is the rest of it telling me to do? P8, * K7, P8; rep neck corner, …

Decreasing 
My pattern is purl knit through back of loop, when decreasing at neck edge which stitch should I use.

What is "knit 3 rows even"? 
Question In a sock pattern for a baby, it says to knit 24 rows in ribbing and then 3 rows even. What does this mean?

Help with pattern - I am stumped! 
Question I am in the process of knitting a baby sweater. I was doing fine, until the part in question. I am enclosing a picture of the section …

Shape armhole and v-neck 
(RS) K1.(K1.P1) 4times. Sl1.K1.Psso. Pat to end of row. Work 3 rows even.

Cap Hill Cable Hat - What does C5F stand for? 
Question: Please explain the term C5F, in the abbreviation, it states to put 3 stitches on cable and knit 2 from left needle. However, on another site …

What does T2K abbreviation mean? 
Question I'm working on a pattern the instructions say T2K. What does this mean?

Hiding Wrap Stitches On Short Rows 
Hello....my name is Robin Watchous! I am currently knitting a Tank Top that requires Wrap & Turns....I understand how to Wrap & Turn but I am having …

Interpreting Knitting Instructions 
Question If instructions say (P1, K1) twice, P1, *k2, (P1, K1) twice, P1, repeat from *, what exactly should you do?

Change In Knitting Directions (right side & then wrong side) 
I would like to know what it means when a pattern tells you to knit on right side rows & then to knit differently on wrong side rows? I can't seem …

Help With Pattern (WYF slip 3, p3, WYF slip 3) 
The instruction says "WYF slip 3, P3, WYF slip 3". My question is do the slipped stitches get worked, or do they just remain slipped?

How do I make a 34" cable Sweater to a 36" cable Sweater? 
I was wondering where/how I would increase the size of the Sweater. Should I use bigger needles and/or add knitted stitches?

How Much Yarn To Make A Baby Blanket 
I have a vintage pattern for a circular 32" baby shawl knitted in 2ply wool with 2.75mm needles but no quantity of wool, could you advise me how many …

Counting Rows With Decrease 
Pattern says: (WS) Dec 1 st beg (neck edge) next row, then 1 st at neck edge of following 5th rows 8 times more. I'm not sure how I count this: …

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How do I know which side to start to shape the neck 
The pattern says; Shape Armhole. Cast off 4 sets. at beg. of next row. 22(26,30,34,38,38) sets. Continue straight until 13 (13,15,15,15) rows less …

Pattern says s1,yrn, k2tog how? 
The Pattern says s1, yrn, k2tog how?

Question about steeking stitches 
Hi, I am wondering if it would be possible to steek something that calls for steeking with wool yarn while the rest of the project or sweater …

How do I stop scarf from rolling into a tube. 
Question: I am knitting a plain scarf in a knit a row purl a row pattern and the finished rows keep rolling into a long tube. What can I do to stop …

I'm a beginner. Can you help me understand this pattern.  
What does Kfb. K3. 54 sts. mean? Thank you

Summer scarf yarn 
Fell in love with "Pretty striped Summer Scarf", and would like to make it. What are the colors used, name of yarn and where can I purchase it?? 🙄 …

cannot understand part of the directions 
Hello~ I am knitting a fingerless mitten, and it is on your free patterns! I am coming along pretty good till I ran into this problem. I am working …

Yarn tension 
I have Aran weight yarn,but the pattern I want to knit is for double knit wool with size 8 and 10 needles. Can I adjust the needle size and work to …

Doubling Up The Yarn 
My pattern calls for chunky yarn. the yarn I brought home is thin, so I doubled it up. How will this affect the outcome? What do I need to do to get …

Tension Problem 
When using the suggested needles and yarn but I don't get the tension right, is it better to adjust needles to get close to the number of stitches …

How Do I Do The Following? 
I follow the pattern then at the end os the row it says Knit pattern to within 10 stitches of the end and then do the following: k2 tpg' l 3. (O, l …

American girl doll snow princess dress. 
Just began this snow princess dress pattern and row two says the following and I cannot figure how that adds eight stitches every even row and after …

Trouble Reading Chart 
I have a pattern for a sweater called Roses and Ribbons from the book Sweaters from the Seaton Collection. I am having a terrible time trying to figure …

Raglan Decreasing 
I'm working on the back and I'm at the decrease for the Raglan. I'm doing the Medium size and I'm stuck on the following: Fist it starts with, …

Question Regarding 6 Stitch Plait Cable Panel On Boy And Girl Vest 
Question 1 : What does knit a "6-stitch-plait cable panel" mean when other directions say: "Row 1(right side): *C4F, k2. Row 2 : Purl. Row 3: …

Having trouble in reading pattern 
Question: I have 10 stitches on my right needle and I need to pass the first st over the other 9 sts. How do I do this?

How to change a border  
I didn't knit the starting border correctly and now have finished the whole piece. Any way I can change the border without ripping it all out?

Differences between a cable stitch and a twisted cable stitch in Celtic pattern 
In the celtic plait pattern there are both cable stitches (ex c5f) and twisted cable stitches (t5f). How do you make a twisted cable? Do you put …

Decreasing in Knitting 
When knitting and the pattern says to dec2 does that mean to knit two stitches together twice or knit three stitches together.

What type of stitch is this 
The pattern for the picture is: Row 1: k1, p1. (Simple) Row 2 and Row 4 are were I am lost Row 2: selvage st, *p1, with RH needle, pick up right …

Buying Yarn For Double Knitted Afghan 
I have an afghan knitting book and all of the patterns say " worked holding two strands". I have done a couple with single strand and thought they …

Picture Of M1 Swatch 
Hello Ratcha, here's the swatch with M1s, your method is 2nd from top repeat, and it looks just like the others I did before you so kindly showed the easier …

Trying To Understand Directions on Row 3 & 4 of Adagio Shawl 
Re "Adagio" pattern in vintage book 133 pictured in purple - shawl with collar. I have made this twice & all of a sudden is Greek to me. Please look …

The M1 Stitch - Is there any easier way to do this? 
Hi Ratcha! I'm practicing a pattern that tells you to do m1 by picking up the strand between stitches, with your left needle front to back, then knit …

How do I increase the stitch? 
I have 104 stitches and on the next row it is K1 1:1:1:3:3, (inc in next stitch, K2)6 times, K67 69:75:81:83:83. 92 94:100:106:110:110

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How do I k1,k1b k1 into yfwd, yrn of previous row, k1,p3 
I don't under stand k1, k1b, k1 into yfwd, yrn of previous row when I do it the way I think it should be done there are 3sts left on needle and then …

Making A Blanket Larger  
Hi. I have a pattern that I have knitted before for a lace plume blanket. I want to make it larger. The pattern is 163 stitches changing to 141 on some …

Understanding A Knitting Pattern 
In knitting a pattern and are included does it mean to knit the number of times after the as well as what is inside , example …

YO Problems (yo, p2tog) 
Please explain to rows I'm having a real problem with row 1: K3,* yo, P2tog. repeat to end of row row 2: K3, * yo, P the next st and the next …

TWISTED YARN 
I am knitting on circular needles and using two colors. As I knit around the 144 stitches the yarn is twisting up. I have to stop every round to untwist …

Need Help With Pattern Abbreviation 
Question I am a new knitter. What does "knit, dec. (0-1)" mean in a pattern? I know the dec stands for decrease but what about the numbers?

knitting in the round. 
I found a scarf. No pattern I see it's knitted in the round with about 10 or more. It's knitted in a long chain, Then it's arm knitted and stitched together. …

Project Rolls On The Sides 
Question: I am knitting a scarf and the sides of the project are rolling in. What can I do to correct this?

How do I fix a skipped lace stitch? 
Well, I really did it this time! I am knitting a pair of lace leg warmers. I apparently "messed up" a lace stitch (yo2x,p2tog)and can't tell which part …

Maintain Stitch Count With YO (yarn over) 
I am working a patter that involves repeating ( 6 x knit 1, yo, 3 knit two tog) on a row that is repeated several times in 20 rows. It's a lovely lace …

Aran Leaf Pillow pattern (Paton's Decor /Yarnspirations) REVISED 
Rows 49 to 54: what should the pattern look like? I am having problem following the pattern in this section. It just doesn't look right. The treatment …

How do I uncurl edges on an acrylic yarn knitted scarf? 
The scarf is knitted length wise and the edges curl up. The yarn is acrylic and therefore blocking won't help. Please advise. Thanks so much!!

Converting From Straight Knitting To Circular Knitting 
Do I have to add a stitch when converting to circular knitting from straight knitting?

How do I make i.e. the following stitches, kfbw2 and kw2 
My pattern calls for the stitches, knit front and back wrap 2 and knit wrap 2. I can't find how to do these stitches anywhere.

How Do You K4 Below (K4B) 
I'm ribbing front border in rib on baby Cady, pattern says cast off 5 stitches then k4 below. How do I do this?

What to do with stitches? 
I am making a knitted snowman. The pattern is as follows: Row 1: Knit Row 2: Purl Row 3: P to last 3 sts, turn, k back (counts as Row $) This …

what is the gauge for Turkish scarf  
Hi! I just discovered your Turkish Scarf pattern and would like to make it. Wonder if you could please tell me your stitch gauge and the finished size? …

How do I ktbl? 
I knit in a strange way When I am knitting stockinette I always pick up my knit stitches from the back. I am starting a new shawl and it had ktbl in the …

I seem to drop stitches when doing the pattern row 
I am trying to knit up a baby blanket which is supposed to be "easy" for a beginner. I have ripped it out so many times !!! I seem to drop stitches …

Help! White Buffalo Adult Vest 
I am trying to complete a knitted White Buffalo Adult Vest (pattern #202) for a friends Mother who cannot knit anymore. The problem I am having is the …

How do I do this yfwd 
How do I do this ...k10 ,* (yfwd, k2 , yfwd,, k5 ) rep from * last to 4 sts, k5

How do I join two needles with live stitches 
I am working on a wedding veil for a doll for two special little girls. I am using the Crystal chandelier pattern and a scalloped border. How do I …

How to fit in all the stitches instructed by pattern 
Would appreciate you solving my problem. I am knitting a baby shawl. The pattern reads the last 6 stitches you k1 s1 k1 psso yfwd k3. I don't have enough …

Honeycomb Check Stitch Question 
Question The pattern says: *insert right needle from front of work into Dec st from Row 3 and draw up a loose loop (leave loop on right needle), …

Advantage Of Increasing And Decreasing In Cable Knitting 
Question I'm working creating my own cable pattern and have a question about increasing. I have used a pattern in the past that uses several m1's …

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Add On Ribbing To A Completed Sweater 
I need help to add on about 2 inches of ribbing on a completed sweater. Any suggestions?

Question Regarding Cupcake Skirt Pattern on FaveCrafts.com 
Hi there, this is Julia from FaveCrafts.com. We recently had a question in the comments section of your Cupcake Skirt pattern Cupcake Skirt . and I was …

Back shoulder neck bindinf off 
Hello, Thanks for your help. Underarn shaping "Bind off 13 shoulder stitches. Bind off 23 back neck sts Bind off 13 shoulder sts. Should I bind …

Confused with the CO instructons. 
Working on a cropped cardigan and I am stuck on this section of the instruction. (WS) CO 10 on right needle, purl across live sts on left needle, …

How do I keep same amount of stitches' 
Question I'm doing an afghan. I cast on 54 stitches. Row 1 knit. Row 2 purl . Row 3 * ( k2tog) 3 times; ( yo, k1) 6 times; (k2tog) 3 times; rep from …

Breaking yarn and rejoining  
Hi There, I wonder if you are able to help me? I have a pattern for a simple pull-through scarf which has an opening in the middle to pull one end of …

How to K1,yo,K1 
Question How do I do the following direction: *(k1, yo, k1) in next st, sl 1, rep from * Answer Hi Y, Sorry for the late reply. I'm on …

When To Start Counting Rows For X Instruction Every Y Rows 
My pattern has a decrease row. Then the instruction reads "...work Dec Rnd every 12th row". Do I start counting with the decrease row or the row after? …

How do you make an open ladder stitch? A specific sweater in referenced. 
You can find a picture of this sweater at www.ravelry.com if you search "Bergere Cropped Sweater." It has what is called an "open ladder stitch" creating …

What is the best way to start a new color at the beginning of a row? 
Question I am making an afghan that has stripes so every two rows or so I need to change color. I have always tied them off as I have knitted off …

Reading a pattern 
Question If the pattern reads ( p1,k1,k2tog,k1) p1,k1,k2tog. Do I repeat the parenthesis or not? Answer Hi Carol, Normally, when the …

Should I increase every row? 
Question I'm making pretty v neck vest with buttons in front. Could you tell me if Im reading the instructions correctly? Cast on 84 sts Shape …

Decreasing Every Alternating Row 
Question I know this is a silly question, my instructions are as follows; Decrease 1 stitch at each end of next and every following alternating …

Does "sm" stand for "slip marker"? 
Question I'm kitting a shawl it says row 5- k2, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to the last 2 sts, yo, knit 2. O.k. On row 7 it states to …

Cast-On Edge Rolling On Scarf 
Question How do I stop the cast-on edge rolling on the scarf I'm knitting? I'm new to knitting and don't know if blocking will help or not. I've …

How to change color yarn using 3 Double point needles (DPNS)? 
Question Hi! I'm knitting fingerless mittens and would like to experiment to add color yarns to make stripes using 3 double point needles (DPNS). …

How to k1, p1 in yo, k1 ? 
Question I'm knitting a pretty fingerless gloves that has lace stitches. How do i knit this instruction: k2, (k1, p1 in yo, k1) 2 times? Thanks! …

How to slip 1 knitwise/purlwise 
Question What is slip 1 knitwise and slip 1 purlwise and how do you do it? Can anyone let me know? I'm kind of new to knitting yet I know how to knit, …

Taking Increased Stitches Into Pattern (Increases Every 4th Row) 
Question I am having trouble following a pattern when there are increases at each end of 4th row in a 8 row pattern every second row is a purl row, …

How do I knit this row? 
Question I thought that the garter stitch is just going back and forth with the knit stitch. My pattern says ... ist row from RS: 5 std in garter …

How To Knit This Row - k1,*p1,k4, (k1,yfwd,k1) all in next stitch, k4, rep from* once, p1,k1. 
Question My pattern reads k1,*p1,k4, (k1,yfwd,k1) all in next stitch, k4, rep from* once, p1,k1. does this mean I repeat this whole row again? …

the strings on the edge of added color rows at end of project 
Question I am finishing a blanket that has multiple rows of color added and I'm not sure what to do with the little strings on the edge of each row …

How do I knit intarsia on a circular needle? 
Question I am knitting a boy's sweater with a row of seven cars around the bottom of the sweater. The pattern is knit on circular needles. I have …

Is Yf (yarn forward) a form of increase knitting ? 
Question I was just reading a pattern that states: Increase Row, change to the longer needles *yf, k1; Repeat from * to the end. Is Yf a form of …

Baby blanket beginner!! 
Question Here is my pattern: 2 skeins of pluscious CO 4 st k2 YO k to end Repeat for …

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Understanding A Pattern Instruction - C2K or C2B 
Question Just wondered if you might know of a video which would help show me this instruction. It's C2K and it says to pass rt. needle in back of …

What is insert needle under next horizontal loop of row below and knit? 
Hi I hope you can help please as I just don't understand how to do the following from the knitting pattern I have. It reads as follows: K1, insert …

How do I know what the next stitch I do after cast off in shoulder shape 
Question: I have trouble knowing which stitch I need to do after a bind off. Example: cast off 10 stitch then continue the pattern if only to knit or …

I don't understand the scarf instructions 
I am knitting a scarf. I was told to cast on 16 stitches and then knit 6 rows of garter stitch. Now they say to K1 *wrap yarn around needle twice, …

Need Help With Knitting Pattern 
Question : I have tried several times; but, I do not understand this pattern - can you help. It reads like this... SL1 wyif, k1, skip, knit to marker, …

How to K1,P1,K1 into the next stitch 
Question: How to do this stitch? - (K1, P1, K1) into next stitch. ________________________________________________ Hi Valerie, Thanks for …

Five-Stitches Increase Knitting - How To k1 p1 k1 p1 k1 In The Same Stitch 
I am having a real problem with this pattern. It is k1, p1,(twice) k1 all in same stitch. I just can't seem to make it work. ---------------------------------------- …

CASTING ON ADDITIONAL STITCHES TO MAKE SLEEVES 
Question :How do I cast on more stitches at the beginning of the next two row to make the sleeves? ___________________________________________ …

Stitch Question - Knitting Pattern 
Winkin Blinkin & Nod baby afghans by Bernat Style No. 2637-258 pattern says to K15, *P4, K, P in wrap yarn around. K = what? if it's K1 it says …

Yarns that can be substituted for DK wool for an indoor shawl 
I have a pattern for an obi shawl that calls for DK yarn which appears to be a wool yarn. This leads me to believe this shawl is something that is warm …

Need Help Explining Yf (yarn forward), Knit 4 
I have one of your free scarf patterns (thank you for providing so many knitting patterns for beginners like me, BTW) and there is a pattern with 2 alternating …

Yarn Forward (yf) 
How do you bring a stitch forward and then what do you do with it? Answer Yarn forward (yf) or Yarn over simply means bringing working yarn toward …

Circular Needles - How to figure out needle size. 
I have been given these circular needles. They were not into any packing that stated size or length. So, Is there anyway I can figure it out. Hi Kathie, …

Chair Sock Pattern - Looking for a chair sock pattern for protecting my floor.  
Hi, I have seen in the past knitted booty that fit the foot of the chair so that they don't scratch the floors. Do you have any idea how to go about this. …

How to Read Knitting Pattern - Starting A New Knitting Project  
I have made more scarfs than I can count. I want to work on something else (preferably a duster style coat), but I have no clue on how to read the pattern. …

6 X 6 rib - the first knit stitch is always really loose - help please! 
When knitting a 6 x 6 rib the 1st knit stitch is always really loose - has anyone any ideas how to solve this please?

Please Help! Want To Know How to Knit Frock or Sweater. 
Hello, I want to know how to knit frock or sweater. I don't know how to knit the front, the back, the neck or the shoulder. I would be very grateful …

How to do" YO, SSK? Not rated yet
Question: I am knitting a baby blanket which calls for this row. Please help. ------------------------------------- Hi Anne, I don't have …

How do I sl yo purlwise? Not rated yet
Question: How do I *k1, sl yo purlwise, kl ? Answer: Do you mean "K1, sl yo purlwise, k1" ? (not "kl" ) This wouldn't make any sense If …

E. Zimmerman Surprise Baby Sweater Not rated yet
Question: I am knitting E. Zimmerman's surprise baby sweater (I WILL be surprised if I can get it done!) I digress... I am to the point where I have …

How To Increase One Stitch At Each End Of Every Following 10th Row Not rated yet
Question How do I do this: increase 1 stitch at each end of every following 10th row. Answer Work 9 rows, then on the next row (10th …

finding the beginning of my pattern Not rated yet
Question My marker fell off and now I do not know where I began knitting( 2 circular needles) How do I find my starting point ? Answer …

Best way to make a hat smaller Not rated yet
Question I knitted a slouch hat which is too big. What is the best way to make it smaller? Do I use the overlocker down back seam or pull out and start …

yfwd & knit Not rated yet
Question: How do I knit 1 yfwd knit 12 yfwd k1? Answer: First you knit a stitch, then you bring yarn to front of work and knit the next st with yarn …

Knitting an I-cord Not rated yet
Question What is an I-cord? Barbara Answer An i-cord is a tubular structure that created by knitting it on a straight needle back and …

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How to read a knitting pattern  Not rated yet
Question Can you explain the following instructions in a simpler way? The knitting pattern asks me to Inc 1 st at each end of 5th and 5 foll 10th. …

How to pass sts from left needle over st at tip of right needle Not rated yet
Question 197 sts. Row 1. RS - K1, *yo, K5, pass 4 sts, one at a time, as if to bind off, over st at tip of right needle. (Not bind off, but a form …

Are my needles the problem? Not rated yet
Question I'm knitting some animals about 3" tall and my stitches are tight, making it very difficult to stitch. The stitches seemed so tight no matter …

What is the meaning of 'Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows'?  Not rated yet
Question Hello, I need help with a baby slipover sweater. I am now on 53 stiches and stuck with this : dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows …

Help me please. Not rated yet
Question "My question is the pattern . Tell me top1 k2 p2 43 time.than it one to do to grow for 31 row 3/2 end.That is for the Rib.I cast on 130 st …

Baby Afghan - How To Decrease And Turn It Into A Square Not rated yet
Question Hello...I am making a baby afghan that started with one stitch and then add another stitch on the beginning of each row. The pattern called …

Increase in K1 (W2): K1, k into front and back of YO  Not rated yet
Question My instructions state the following: Inc (Increase) in K1 (W2): Knit into knit st, then knit into front & back loop of YO: 3 sts made in …

Shall I keep increasing on the odd Rnds? Not rated yet
Question I am on Rnd 15. I just did the increases. I'm now starting a new chart that begins with Rnd 1. Shall I do the indreases on Rnd 2 so they …

Circular Knitting - Counterclockwise to Clockwise Not rated yet
Question How do I change directions. I am going counterclockwise wise. And need to go clockwise for the edging Carol ------------------------------------ …

How To Prevent Curling Edges In Knitting Not rated yet
Question I have recently made an afghan that is flat knit on the face of the fabric. I added six stitches of seed stitch on each side as a border. …

Yfwd (yarn forward), Knit 3  Not rated yet
Question If the pattern says "yfwd then knit 3". Do I yfwd once or for all 3? Answer Hi Christine, " yfwd, knit 3" to me it means to …

Turning Work - Short Row Knitting Not rated yet
Question The pattern states to turn work on every other row, don't you turn work every row when you knit? Row 1: K. Row 2: K 8, sl 1, yf, …

ripping from beginning Not rated yet
Question hi, i'm knitting an afghan and i did some striping at the beginning because i was afraid i would be short of the preferred yarn, now i find …

Not Enough Stitches For The Pattern Not rated yet
Question I don't have enough stitches! Pattern for baby blanket is this: Row1 (RS):K3 LIL, k10,ssk,k2tog, k10, LIR, k2 6 times, k1 Row 2: …

Casting off stitches Not rated yet
Question I have knitted a triangle prayer shawl. Is there a cast off stitch that I can use to prevent the edge from rolling., Other than a knit …

Casting On In The Middle Of A Project Not rated yet
Question Hi, I am in the middle of knitting a project. I have knit about 30 rows and the pattern is telling me to cast on 11 stitches. I have …

how to measure sleeve Not rated yet
Question I am knitting a sweater. The instructions for the sleeve after the cuff say to increase every fourth row and then every sixth row, then work …

Pick Up (Stitches) And Purl Not rated yet
Question My pattern says to pick up 6 stitches from edge of square below and purl them. Not sure how to do this. Thanks. Answer I have made …

Fingerless gloves knitted in the round Not rated yet
Question The pattern says cast on 24 stitches and knit in the round. How is that possible with only 24 stitches? Answer Usually, we use …

sleeve question Not rated yet
Question I am knitting a jumper using Sirdar Chunky wool but want to use a double knitting pattern for the raglan sleeves. As there are less stitches …

What does k1, p1, k1 in next 2 sts mean? Not rated yet
Question I have knitting instructions that say to k1, p1, k1 in next 2 sts. I am at a loss as to how to do this. Please note, I am left-handed. …

Gold On Yarn Problem Not rated yet
Question I have 3 balls of yarn given to me. Label says "Gedifra". It had spots of gold on it every so often that flakes off their minute you handle …

Explain Seed Stitch Direction Please Not rated yet
Question I have an uneven number of stitches, worked in a moss stitch. The directions read: moss stitch until 1 stitch before end, k1. So, will I …

Stitches Have Unraveled Not rated yet
Question I finally got all of the pieces of the sweater done, and when I went to put them together some of the stitches at the end of one row had …

Decreasing Stitches On Circular Needle  Not rated yet
Question When decreasing stitches on a circular needle what do I do when less stitches make it too tight to continue? Answer This is when …

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How do I knit Double slip stich Not rated yet
Question I need a project of dss (double slip stitch). Answer I've never heard of a term double slip stitch in knitting before. There …

Determine Yarn Amount Not rated yet
Question How do you figure out how much yarn is necessary for a particular pattern? Answer In general, each pattern usually indicates how …

Increasing Not rated yet
Question I am knitting slippers for my kids and i want my sons to have a dog head on them. I am having a hard time with the increasing instructions. …

Garter Stitch Border on Double Knit Afghan Not rated yet
Question Do I have to add extra rows to a garter stitch border on a double knit afghan? If so how will I know when? Answer Normally the …

Gauge is fine Not rated yet
Question I am knitting a sweater back should measure 30 inches but it measures 33. Gauge is correct. Why is this happening? Answer If …

What do I do with yarn over? Not rated yet
Question I just completed K2tog, YO.....next row is purl, do I drop the yarn over? answer Hi Janet, No, don't drop the yo st. You just …

How to make loop on a hat Not rated yet
Question I have a pattern for a hat that I want to knit on circular needles. The hat has a button on the side. I don't understand the first row. …

I cannot find definition or video for an abbreviation "kwtog" Not rated yet
Question I am working short rows but have come up against an abbreviation I cannot decipher. That abbreviation does not come up in any listing I …

YF Not rated yet
Question If pattern say "Yf, k3", Do I only have yf on first stitch or put yf on all 3 stitches? Answer Just do yf one time. Here are …

K1, P1, K1 for lining under the sleeve. Not rated yet
Question I know the K1 etc. I do not know what is meant by "lining under the sleeve? Answer Is this the pattern? Ready For Fall Sweater …

Picking Up Stitches Not rated yet
Question My pattern says to pick up and knit 105 stitches on the edge. I have tried numerous times but I can only pick up 81. I am going into every …

How do I add stitches back on to the needle from the stitch holder Not rated yet
Question My pattern says slip the stitches from the stitch holder back on needle and pick up half on each side of middle part. How do I do that? …

How To Handle Xs On Knitting Graph Not rated yet
Question I have a pattern graph that has in its code an X. The note says The "X" on the graph means there is no stitch there. Just skip over any …

Following a pattern. Not rated yet
Question I am trying to knit Lion's pattern L 32288, I am not getting it right. I am not a beginner. Could you rewrite it for me? Answer …

Decreasing Not rated yet
Question Pattern says: To shape neck cast off first 7 stitches work in pattern. Next row: keeping pattern correct decrease one St at neck edge on …

Commuter Fingerless Mitten - Starting the Flap Not rated yet
Question To make the gloves, I am working with #4dpns in the round. I am starting a flap that folds back over and buttons. When starting the cuff, …

Following Lion's shawl pattern L32288 Not rated yet
Question LION'S PATTERN L 32288. It is not clear to me. Answer The Lion Brand Shawl Pattern L32288 is what I found. Which part of the …

I am a beginning knitter for charity Not rated yet
Question Where can I find beginner patterns for charity. Fast and quick if possible. Answer I have listed a few charities in my Knitting …

How Do I Pick Up A Dropped Stitch? Not rated yet
Question How do I pick up a stitch I dropped? Answer I usually use a crochet hook or a knitting machine seed stitch hook which has a hooks …

End Knitting In The Round With 3 Needle Bind Off Not rated yet
Question I am in the process of knitting a toy and must end it. I have been knitting in the round and have 16 stitches remaining with 8 on 2 double …

Fishtail Hat Pattern Not rated yet
Question I am confused by "yf (bring yarn in front of work), k2..." If the yarn is in front, how is the next k stitch created? Do you have a youtube …

Sock cuff problem Not rated yet
Question I am trying to knit my sock cuff in stockinette stitch, but it looks like purl stitches. Directions state when knitting in round to knit every …

How To Interpret These Instructions For A Sweater Not rated yet
Question NEXT ROW: (RS) K4 (3:3:2:1), M1, (K2,M1) 26 (30:34:40:46) times,K5(4:4:3:2) 88 (90:110:126:142)stitches. I understand Right Side K 3 …

Aralyn's pants Not rated yet
Question when it says to Po40 turn Leave rem sts unworked, what does this mean? Answer I have clarify something with you before I can answer. …

how to slip 1 st knit wise on 1st row Not rated yet
Question My pattern calls for casting on 37 sts. followed by Row 1 stating I should slip 1 as if to knit. When I did this the stitch I had just cast …

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Double knitting ear warmer Not rated yet
Question I have been knitting a ear warmer for my grandson, and I have been using worsted ply 4 , its working out great, but, is there a lighter yarn …

yfwd yrn Not rated yet
Question Hi My pattern says K37, k2tog, yfwd yrn s1 k1 psso k37. Could you please explain how to yfwd then yrn on a knit row. Answer First, …

knitted 16 piece sweater Not rated yet
Question I made a sweater that was made in sixteen pieces and then put together. I cant remember what knitting magazine I found it in, It was about …

Work 13 sts in pat and place sts on hold.... Not rated yet
Question Hi again! Your instructions are priceless! Thank you so much! See the photo of the pretty scarf with a key hold. I'm working on the …

How to make a slip knot for cast on Not rated yet
Question I cant tie the starting knot can you show it up close please??? Answer I'm pretty sure you mean the slip knot that we make at …

How many times do I knit Not rated yet
Question My pattern says: (k1,p4)(0,1,0) times my size is the 0 times which has me confused. Does it mean I just don't do the k1,p4? Thanks. …

What will this look like when i follow the instructions? Not rated yet
Question What will this look like when I follow the instruction? "wyb slip 3 sts as if to purl, wyf slip same 3 sts onto left needle, wyb knit …

Psso confusions Not rated yet
Question Hello! This is one instructions thats driving me crazy! No matter how many times I tried to follow the instructions, i always ended up …

How do I change colors of yarn in knitting? Not rated yet
Question How do I change colors of yarn in knitting? Answer This depends on what kind of knitting you do. If you are knitting a stripe …

I cord attachment to mitered bag already on circular needle. Not rated yet
Question The instructions are not clear to me on this pattern. I have picked up the required stitches on a circular needle and am not sure how to …

I accidentally picks up stitches Not rated yet
Question I accidentally picked up five stiches in my pattern. Should be 72 and I have 77. How should I decrease them back to 72 without it looking …

Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts Not rated yet
Question Every other row in the pattern says knit all knit sets and purl all purl sets as they appear to last st There are increasing and decreasing …

complicated casting off  Not rated yet
Question I am a reasonably experienced knitter and I am knitting a bolero from a very old pattern and am trying to cast off as the pattern instructs: …

Could you show me how to do MB (Make Bobble) stitches? Not rated yet
Question Hello! Thank you so much for the video on the first 3 rows although i was able to see part of your knitting demo. The other parts were …

How to knit (yfwd. K1) twice?  Not rated yet
Question # 1 I'm making a cute Aran Leaf pillow and I have tried unsuccessfully followed instructions on all mentioned above stitches. Here's are …

Ending with a right side row in a sweater pattern. Not rated yet
Question Hi, I'm knitting my first sweater and I'm on the left front at the point where I start binding off a few stitches every other row to shape …

Cable CO  Not rated yet
Question If the pattern says; work rows 1-8 work rows 1-6 once more 70st now this is what I don't understand: Cable CO 14 sts 84 sts …

With yarn in front how do I knit a stitch Not rated yet
Question How do I do a knit stitch with the yarn in front? I keep getting more stitches so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Answer You're …

Substitute 2 Strands of #4 Yarn For #5 Yarn Not rated yet
Question If I use 2 strands of a #4 yarn will it be the same as using a #5 yarn? Answer Hi Jeri, No it won't be the same. It will be …

what is an "edge stitch"? Not rated yet
Question Working on a moss stitch border, the pattern says to do an edge stitch beginning and ending each row. Not sure what that is/:- Answer …

dropped stitches Not rated yet
Question What is the method to pickup dropped stitches on a garter pattern? I keep getting stockinette pattern on back side and the garter rows are …

How do I knit this row? Not rated yet
Question 1st row is all purl. 61 stitches 2nd row reads as follows K3, * k2 tog, yo, k1,yo, ssk, k5 * repeat from* k last 3 st Answer Dear …

finishing neck edge picking up stitches and knitting Not rated yet
Question I am new at this. It says pick up and knit 11 stitches on left shoulder (which I have learned through books and videos how to pick them …

Not enough stitches Not rated yet
Question I am working on a new pattern and never seem to have enough loops on my needle to finish a row. I have cast on 38 stitches as the pattern …

Cluster 2tog made Not rated yet
Question I understand that knitting 2 stitches together is 2tog but how does cluster work with 2tog stitch? Thank you so much! Answer …

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(k1. P1. K1.) in next st Not rated yet
Question How do I increase 24 stitches to 72 stitches total in a row using "(k1.p1.k1)in next st"? Every time I tried to follow the instructions …

Question on my knitting pattern Not rated yet
Question Right Front Work the 5 buttonband sts, including a buttonhole, in the first row as follows: Buttonhole Row: Row 1(See below-the Aran …

Substitute Size US #10 Needle For Size #11 US Not rated yet
Question I am working on a pattern that calls for 44 stitches on a size 11 US needles. I am using a size US 10 for the pattern. How many stitches …

How to add ruffle to Glam Girl Ruffle skirt. Not rated yet
Question I bought this pattern but my husband deleted after copying for me. In the information section it refers to a web site to see example of …

Knitting as it appears  Not rated yet
Question My pattern says to knit the stitches as they appear. So in stockinette the m1 looks like a knit stitch on the purl side. Do I knit it or …

Drop A stitch Not rated yet
Question How do I fix a dropped stitch? Answer You can fix a dropped stitch by using a drop stitch tool (looks like crochet hook but has …

How to increase at the end of a row when doing the seed (moss) stitch. Not rated yet
Question Hi, I'm trying to make some booties and the pattern uses the seed stitch. The problem I'm having is how to increase at the end of a row and …

How To Design A Knitted Hat Not rated yet
Question I'm an alright knitter but i want to be able to design a hat from beginning to end. That means any math.....which i do not have a clue about …

Extra Yarn - Louisa Harding Yarn Not rated yet
Question I have two hanks of Louisa Harding Yarn - 128 yards each. They are 40% Alpaca, 40% Merino Wool, and 20% Silk. What should I do with it? …

circular needle knitting Not rated yet
Question When you are knitting in the round where is the right side and the wrong side? Answer When knitting in rounds using circular knitting …

What is "yrn" ? Not rated yet
Question What is yrn? Answer Hi Carol, "Yrn" refers to "yarn round needle or "yarn around needle". We do yrn by wrapping yarn around …

joining live stitches from 2 needles Not rated yet
Question I need to join the shoulder straps of a knitted dress. How can I do this without binding off and then sewing them together? Just to be clear …

How do I start this first stitch? Not rated yet
Question How do I start *yarn over, slip 1, knit 1* repeat from* until last one? Answer Bring yarn to the front of work, slip 1 stitch, …

Problem With Curled (Rolled) Edges Not rated yet
Question How do I stop the long edges of my scarf from curling? ------------------- Answer Blocking is a way to make your knitting look …

How to read pattern k4. (k2tog)twice Not rated yet
Question I knitted 4 stitches, then knit 2 stitches together, then knit 2 stitches together, it didn't turn out right. Should I have just knit …

How To Pick Up Bands On A Sweater Not rated yet
Question The pattern says to pick up 3 stitches/4 rows along. I do not understand. Answer I'm assuming you are making front bands. From …

Trying to knit socks Not rated yet
Question I would like to be able to knit socks. I started with 4 needles and got to the heel and got so mixed up I just didn't know what I was doing …

In which rows am I increasing? Not rated yet
Question Pattern says:"Inc 1 st each side every RS row 1 time, every 4th row 3 times, every 6th row 2 times, then every 4th row 1 time". I start with …

What is gauge for head hugger pattern #6? Not rated yet
Question What is the gauge for head hugger pattern #6? Instructions say only cast on 100 stitches using size 7 needle; thanks for the help. …

Problem With Rolled Edges Not rated yet
Question I just finished my first scarf and the edges are rolled under and will not lay flat. What am I doing wrong? Answer Hi Katie, …

Pattern For 28 Stitches Hat In Short Rows Not rated yet
Question : I started to knit a hat a few years ago. I've since found this hat but to no avail can I understand the directions. It's something about …

What are Texture stitches? Not rated yet
Question : What are Textured sts? Answer : I don't know if I can give a good answer to this question, but I'll try. From what I understand, texture …

knitting with double point needles Not rated yet
Question: I am preparing to make a toddler's knitted helmet. It starts out with the neck ribbing using #6 dp needles (I could use circular needle but …

How to read the pattern Not rated yet
Question Pattern reads "knit to two stitches before marker, wrapping yarn around needle twice for each st, SSK, wrapping yarn around needle twice, rep …

Glam Girl Ruffle Skirt - customising length and waist. Not rated yet
Question Hi Ratcha, I bought the said pattern, but now don't know where to start to make this for my 15 yo daughter. She is a 30" waist, and she …

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Not Sure How To Read Pattern - Knitting A Baby Ponco Not rated yet
Question I am making a baby poncho and have been following the pattern which consists of 10 rows for a check pattern design. In order to reach the …

Size 10.5 needle rather than 11 needle Not rated yet
Would it make much of a difference in the finished article if I used a 10.5 circular needle instead of the 11 circular needle called for in the pattern? …

Confused about a set up row for a baby blanket Not rated yet
Question Garter stitch border Cast on 106 st rows 1-15 knit set up cable panels, garter st side borders and st st panels Inc on this next …

Shaping sleeve top Not rated yet
Sart with 54 sts dec one st at each end of next and 7 foll 4th row(38sts).does this mean that I am doing the deceases on every 4th row seven times? …

How do I pick up sts and knit along left front edge of sweater? Not rated yet
Question: I have 140 sts along the front neck edge and down the front edge of cardigan sweater. My pattern says: "With RS facing, using straight needles, …

Frogging Seed Stitch Not rated yet
Question: I am working Double Seed Stitch and have worked a decrease for a neckline in the sweater. Need to frog back about a dozen rows. Is there …

How do I purl ? Not rated yet
Question How do I purl? by Judi ---------------- Answer Hi Judi, Thank you for the question. One can creates a purl stitch by; …

How To Do Four Stitch Decrease Not rated yet
Question : Please tell me how to do a four stitch decrease. The pattern I have is in error. I have never had to do four stitches, and would appreciate …

Learning Lace - How to pass the 2nd throught 5th over the first Not rated yet
Question :I have an instruction that says "K1 P1 K1 P1 K1 into 1 st. Pass 2nd through 5th sts over first; you may find it helpful to pass one st over …

How do you use circular needles? Not rated yet
Question : I'm not a beginner but for some reason using circular needles intimidate me. What's the trick? ________________________________ Answer …

Help on knitting sleeves Not rated yet
Hello. The instructions asks me to to "Inc 1 st at end of next row and following alt rows to 44 sts, then every following 4th row until there are 54 sts." …

yarn over between a knit and a purl stitches Not rated yet
Question : How do you do a yarn over between a knit st and pearl stitch? Answer : After completing the knit stitch, bring the yarn to the front …

What does row n + 1 and row n + 2 mean? Not rated yet
Question : I'm knitting a child sweater and got to the sleeve increase part and the row starts out, row n + 1, next row, row n + 2. I don't have a clue …

Fingerless Mittens - Need Help Reading A Pattern Not rated yet
Question I am trying to knit fingerless mitts from a pattern I got on the net. I am stuck on row 13. I am writing the last 3 rounds in the hopes that …

Problem with Half Fisherman's Stitch (Rib) Not rated yet
Question : I'm new to this stitch, and trying the pattern at http://www.frugalhaus.com/homepage/downloads/FPA4.pdf. My problem is that one side of …

How do I work Bind off 4 stitches at beginning of the next 6 rows?  Not rated yet
Question : How do I work BO 4 sts at beginning of the next 6 rows? That means decreasing a total of 24 stitches. Answer : Hi Barb, Thanks for …

How to do garter stitch and chain stitch edges. Not rated yet
Question : How do I make garter stitch and chain edges? Answer : Are these edges refer to one of my skirt? I did both garter and chain st edges on …

What is the difference between a yarn over and a yarn around needle? Not rated yet
Question - What is the difference between a yarn over and a yarn around needle ? Thanks, M. Answer Hi M, Yarn over (YO)is when yarn …

circular knitting when item starts getting very narrow Not rated yet
Question : I am in the process of trying to teach myself how to knit but I can't find the answer to this problem: when I am knitting a long stocking cap …

How To P1-YO-P1 Into The Same YO st of Previous Row - Lacey Knitting Pattern Question Not rated yet
Question Row one: k1,yo,* k5 loosely,(lhn tip, pull 2nd st. from tip of rhn over the 1st on rhn and off the needle) four times, yo: rep from *.... …

Increase Knitting - Make 1 right and make one left stitch Not rated yet
Question : How do you Make 1 Right and Make 1 Left stitch? Answer Hi Denise, Thank you for sending me your question. To make 1 right (M1R) …

The directions say to join and place marker. What does join mean? Not rated yet
Question: I'm using two colors of yarn however I do not read where I will cast on the other yarn. Should it not say to cast on the other color or is …

How do I increase in a rib pattern? Not rated yet
Question: The directions are k1,p1 into next stitch. does this mean k1 then p1 and without slipping the stitch to the right needle then bring …

yrn and yo in the same pattern Not rated yet
Question: How do you do a yrn and a yo? Both called for in the neck warmer I am knitting. _________________________________ Answer: Hi Viddie, …

Wrapping Technique When Turning At The End Of A Row Not rated yet
Question: Rustic Potato Chip scarf. What is the wrapping technique you mention to keep stitches together when turning. _________________________________________ …

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What is Double Knit Weight (DK) yarn? Not rated yet
Question: What size yarn is double knit yarn? Is it like size 1 or 2 ,etc,? I am confused and I have a pattern that says to use double knit size yarn. …

How To Follow A Pattern - Cardigan Sleeve Increse Stitch While Ribbing Not rated yet
Question : Hi I'm knitting a baby cardigan, I have managed to knit the back and front right and front left. I am now working on the sleeves. I know …

Need help finding patter - a frilly border baby cardigan for girl Not rated yet
Question : I have seen this but can't remember where. It's a frilly bottom border for a baby girl cardigan. I'm hoping you can help me search. …

Increase Knitting - How do I increase a sleeve? Not rated yet
When knitting a sleeve and the pattern says increase both ends in row 19-39 should I increase only on the knit rows? The pattern doesn't specify and I've …

How To Make The First Slip Stitch Look Nice And Neat Not rated yet
Question: How to slip the first stitch of a row and keep them looking neat every time I do this they come out to loose and messy looking. …

Completed gorgeous Afghan Needs To Be Longer Not rated yet
Completed gorgeous afghan needs to be longer....SO I TOOK THE WRONG END OFF!!!!!!Anyway that can be put back? or does the afghan have to be ripped apart …

purling into back of stitch Not rated yet
i am knitting an Aran jumper, i need to purl into back of 2nd stitch on needle after i have knitted the 1st stitch on the needle, i have managed to work …

Question on the short skirt pattern (Baby Mia Double Eyelet Rib) Not rated yet
Hi, I'm having a hard time with the double eyelet rib pattern. I'm on Row 4 of the pattern and I keep coming up with one stitch extra. I've counted …

How To Make A Slip Stitch Knitwise And Purlwise Not rated yet
How do I slip a stitch? Answer A slip stitch is a stitch that you slip on to a working needle without having to knit or purl. You do this by …

Confusing Knitting Pattern!! ("Make 1" stitches...) Not rated yet
I am a moderately new knitter, and am confused by part of the following instructions (shown in CAPITALS) in this pattern I am trying to do... Row 2: …

Knitting Help - End Stitch Won't Rip Out Not rated yet
Trying to correct a mistake and my end stitch is messed up. I can't pull out the next row. Dose anyone know what I did and how to fix it? D. …

Increase Kintting: How to knit 1 purl 1 in the same stitch Not rated yet
It has been a while since I've knit this pattern but can't remember how to knit 1 purl 1 in same stitch. Can you explain? Thanks Answer Hi knitter, …

How can "Yarn forward or YF" increase a stitch? Not rated yet
Hello! On your skirt patterns for the increase rows it says "yf". I understand this means "yarn forward", to bring the yarn forward between the needles. …

Leaving A Stitch Unworked - Shrug Knitting Pattern Not rated yet
I am making a encircle shrug. The pattern says to knit so many stitches on a circular needle turn and leaving 1 stitch unworked. What do I do with that …

How To Increase Stitches - Knitting Pattern Help Not rated yet
I'm knitting a table cloth. The pattern asked to make yo, k2. The last row I did was 48 stitches and I need to get to 72 sts. How do I do that with …

Moving Marker In Circular Knitting - Spiral Pattern Not rated yet
my spiral pattern says "move marker one stitch to the left after the 13th row". I don't understand this..if the marker is moved over one stitch, what do …

Help with knitting pattern Not rated yet
Hi, I have a pattern and I can't read the below instruction: P1(3,7,4,0,4),{P2tog,P3(3,2,2,2,2)}11(11,13,15,17,17)times,P1(1,4,3,3,1).46(48,50,52,54,56)sts. …

How to knit in front and back of stitch Not rated yet
I don't know how to knit in front and back of stitch. I think I understand the concept but need help to get started. Answer Hi Deb, Thanks for …

Knitting Term and abbreviation - What is "slipw"? Not rated yet
Knitting term help. What does "slipw" mean? Answer I've never seen this knitting term before in my entire knitting life. I think it's possible …

Does my pattern have to be symmetrical to be reversible scarf? Not rated yet
I am making a reversible scarf and I was wondering if the pattern had to be symmetrical in order for it to be right on both sides? Answer Hi Alli, …

How to pick up stitches and knit socks' gussets Not rated yet
I'm knitting socks for the first time. I successfully joined the round together, and knitted the heel flap. Now I'm about to start the gusset and I'm stuck. …

How do I end a piece?
Is it casting off?
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Can you explain to me how to end a piece of knitting??? I have knitted enough rows, so it's finished now. How do I end it? Thanks, Emer. Answer …

What is yarn forward? Not rated yet
What is yarn forward? answer Yarn forward (yf) is when you bring the working yarn from the back of your work into the front of your work without …

Need help explaining pattern Not rated yet
Hi Ratcha, Not sure I understand your explanation for this Decrease 1 stitch at each end inside border of 6 stitches as before on next row and …

Need more information on knitting pattern Not rated yet
Hi, I'm French and I have an English pattern. I'm not sure how to do what is written, can you please explain more clearly what I have to do? Cast …

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How much wool (yarn) do I need to knit an Aran sweater? Not rated yet
I have an Aran pattern but it does not tell me how much wool is required. As it is an old. Pattern and that piece is missing how can I work out how much …

Knitting Help - Need help with picking up stitches Not rated yet
My pattern I'm working says I'm to Join the pieces A, B, C. I think that means to stitch them together. It then tells me to pick up and knit 73 sts. …

How to add a hood to an exiting sweater pattern Not rated yet
I need to add a hood to a ladies jumper that does not have a hood in the pattern, can you please advise as to wether I should do a rib around the neck …

How to Make an M1 Stitch In Knitting Not rated yet
My question is: The pattern I have states to cast on 3 stitches with fun fur. The first row states to K1, M1..How do I make an M1 stitch on a cast …

Knitting Abbreviation - What's "yon" mean? Not rated yet
Hi just came across your cascading leaves pattern and I think its gorgeous. I'm a beginner and trying to do different patterns now. I think I could manage …

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