Help!

I’m making my first sweater (commence the awwwww’s) and its knitting in the round, raglan style. the increases. are kicking. my butt. i can’t seem to do it without huge gaping holes i can stick a finger through! and I can’t seem to knit it without dropping stitches. its just too tight. anyone have an alternate increase that wont leave holes? or tips on how to do this better? its killin me! thanks guys.
:cool:

Welcome to KH! Please give us the name of the pattern and a link when you ask questions if it’s all possible. It helps us help you. :wink:

What increase are you doing? Some of them do leave holes and it’s sometimes considered a part of the design. I’ve done raglans with a KFB (knit front back) and it works well w/o holes. It just leaves a little bar which IMO looks nice. There are several increases though. The video link at the top of the page under increases will show you a lot of them.

I need help on a knitting project, it’s gust one row. K3(k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo,( ssk) 3 times. When I do this I end up with more stitches. I stared with 210 and ended up with the yarn overs More than I should. Please help me.

Welcome to KH!
It may help to place markers between the repeats. Each repeat takes 20sts and since the increases (yo) and decreases (k2tog and ssk) balance out, ends with 20sts. That way you can check as you knit each section that you have 6 yarn overs and 6 decreases.

What is the name of your pattern?

When I do this row, I came up with 19 stitches. Can I send you a picture of that row?

The name of my pattered is Feather &Fan Baby Blanket. I bought this pattern from Mary Maxim.

K3(k2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo,( ssk) 3 times.

K3 uses 3sts and leaves you with 3.
(k2tog) 3 times uses 6sts and leaves you with 3
(yo, k1) 5x uses 5sts and leaves you with 10
yo doesn’t use any sts and leaves you with 1
(ssk) 3x uses 6sts and leaves you with 3
So if you add up the sts used it’s 20 and the sts left also adds up to 20

You can certainly post a photo. Use the landscape icon in the middle of the top banner in the Reply box.
https://www.marymaxim.com/feather-and-fan-baby-blanket.html

Not shore wish icon to use. I’m not good On computers

Do the 20sts make sense now?

Here’s the icon for photo. Just follow the directions to upload a photo from there.
Screenshot (3)_LI

I figured it out with your help. Thank you

1 Like

Great! Please post a photo when you finish. We’d love to see the blanket.