Problems with k2tig and yfwd pattern

Hi all, I’m new to the forum and need a bit of help, I’m knittinga blanket for my dog and the pattern is basically yfwd and k2tog and p. Everytime I do the k2tog and yfwd, my pattern is developing wonky, any ideas, I’ve attached a pic, so you can see what I mean, thanks in advance

Nat

I don’t see any pictures. Do you have a link to the pattern?

  • List itemhttps://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lacy-rainbow-blanket

Maybe it’s the yfwd or yarn over? Remember that a yarn over doesn’t use up a stitch. Simply bring the yarn to the front between the needles and then over the right needle to the back.

Hi salmonmac!!

This pattern calls for something called “double knitting 8 ply acrylic yarn”. What is that in US terms according to weight and what yarns would be a good US equivalent??

And what US size is 4mm needles??

Thanks
Knitcindy

Eight ply is DK (double knitting) so any DK should work. Something machine washable. It’s really a lovely, light weight blanket.

There’s a large choice at online stores and local yarn shops. I have used Rowan Softyak DK and Berroco Comfort DK and like them both.

Thanks for your help!! So, “dk” means Icon #3 for the weight??? And I like the looks of this blanket but I’m not sure how well it would work as a baby blanket. All those little holes for tiny fingers/toes to catch on. What do u think??

Knitcindy

Yes, DK is #3.
https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/yarn-weight-system

So many baby blankets have lace or open work. I’ve never heard a complaint or had a child catch fingers or toes in one but if you’re worried, this isn’t the blanket to make.

Ok thanks.

I’m not worried, just wondering. I’ll have
to try it sometime!!!

Knitcindy