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« on: June 12, 2007 08:11:20 PM »

for the baby blanket here:
http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/round-baby-blanket.htm
it says:
Cast on 5 stitches, knit around. Place a marker to mark the beginning of the round.
Next round, make 1 stitch in each stitch (10 stitches).
Round 5: *k1, yo* around to marker. (20 stitches).

1. how do you "knit around"? is that just knitting the stitches that are there or is it something special?
2. how do you get 10 stitches in the next round if you start with 5 and only put 1 stitch in each stitch?
3. why does it go to round 5 after the first two directions?

help would be greatly appreciated! i'm just not comprehending very well! Smiley
thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007 08:20:41 PM »

wow, im sorry hun, knitting in the round confuses me , hopefully you'll find some help Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007 08:33:06 PM »

Wow, that's confusing. I don't get questions 2 and 3. I'm guessing you cast on in the round for the first question.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007 08:35:49 PM »

You need to start off using double pointed needles and when you have enough stitches, switch to circular needles.

There's a few good tutorials at http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/ for knitting in the round.

You can also forego the DPNs and use the magic loop method. There's a tutorial for that on that page too.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2007 08:41:39 PM »

You will be knitting in the round to make this. So you need to bring you needles or  circ needles around , make sure nothing is twisted then then knit around. (sorry if you already get this)

Then your next round you will k1 and YO(yarn overs)  so then you will now have 10 sts on the needles, 5 knitted stitches and 5YO, then the next round you will knit all the sts including the yarn overs. So as you go the frequency between YO increases by one. This way it will lay flat.

That will make a nice lovely blanket.  I'm going to bookmark that for the future.

If this still doesn't make sense. You can look things up on Knittinghelp.com to get some videos.



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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007 08:47:55 PM »

1. how do you "knit around"? is that just knitting the stitches that are there or is it something special?

It's just knitting the stitches that are there.

2. how do you get 10 stitches in the next round if you start with 5 and only put 1 stitch in each stitch?

Poorly worded - it means you knit the stitch and make one (yo increase) one stitch in each stitch. It doubles the number of stitches.

3. why does it go to round 5 after the first two directions?

I think it's just a typo
help would be greatly appreciated! i'm just not comprehending very well! Smiley
thanks!

It might help to take a look at the Octagonal Swirl dishcloth at http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/knitting.html. Yes, it's a dishcloth, but the concept is the same and may clarify things for you.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2007 06:58:03 AM »


2. how do you get 10 stitches in the next round if you start with 5 and only put 1 stitch in each stitch?

Poorly worded - it means you knit the stitch and make one (yo increase) one stitch in each stitch. It doubles the number of stitches.

for the baby blanket here:
http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/round-baby-blanket.htm
it says:
Cast on 5 stitches, knit around. Place a marker to mark the beginning of the round.
Next round, make 1 stitch in each stitch (10 stitches).
Round 5: *k1, yo* around to marker. (20 stitches).

isn't an m1 (make 1) increase different than a yo? i thought m1 was either knit into front and back of one stitch, or, the one where you pick up something from the row below? if they meant yo as the increase in that round, wouldn't they have said *k1, yo* like it's written for round 5? i've never knit this blanket, but from what i've seen from pictures, it doesn't look like the yo's start that soon...

i could be wrong tho....


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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007 07:14:23 AM »

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isn't an m1 (make 1) increase different than a yo? i thought m1 was either knit into front and back of one stitch, or, the one where you pick up something from the row below? if they meant yo as the increase in that round, wouldn't they have said *k1, yo* like it's written for round 5? i've never knit this blanket, but from what i've seen from pictures, it doesn't look like the yo's start that soon...

Yeah, a make 1 (m1) increase is where you take the bar between stitches, pick it up, place it on the needle, and knit through the back loop to twist it properly (knitting into the front and back is an increase 1/ inc 1).  The pattern wording is still confusing though, since it says "make 1 in each stitch", but m1 increases technically aren't IN a stitch per se, you make a new one using the bar.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2007 07:34:21 AM »

Cast on 5 stitches, knit around. Place a marker to mark the beginning of the round.
Next round, make 1 stitch in each stitch (10 stitches).
Round 5: *k1, yo* around to marker. (20 stitches).

1. how do you "knit around"? is that just knitting the stitches that are there or is it something special?
2. how do you get 10 stitches in the next round if you start with 5 and only put 1 stitch in each stitch?
3. why does it go to round 5 after the first two directions?

#1 - they left off the "join to knit in the round" - be careful the stitches don't get twisted - knittinghelp.com as mentioned before will help.

#2 - knit one then "make one" - two options knit in the front and back of each stitch OR lift the bar between stitches and knit it - again knittinghelp.com has videos.

#3 - when I made this I assumed that was a typo (if you look at the closeup you can see there aren't any extra rounds before the increase yo's start) and should have been Round 3 - basically the pattern is:

Round 3: *K1, YO* around
Round 4: and all even rows: K
Round 5: *K2, YO* around
Round 7: *K3, YO* around
Round 9: *K4, YO* around
Continue in this manner until the blanket is as big as desired - bind off.

I used Magic Loop rather than double points.

It is a fun blanket but all that just plain knitting can get boring - good TV project. Lots of folks have mixed it up by changing colors in a bullseye manner, adding a round of eyelets (k2tog,yo - make sure you di it on a round with an uneven number of stitches between the increase yo's) or a couple of rounds of garter ridges or other stitch. Do a Google Image or Flickr search for "Pinwheel baby Blanket" to see lots.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007 07:42:30 AM »

The first increase round should be either kfb or M1 between stitches, not a yo. That's how you increase after the first round. And you can continue to kfb or M1 instead of YO if you don't want the holes. It still looks like a pinwheel.

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