A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 305,431
Currently Running With Scissors:
370 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Adding Stiches  (Read 782 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Always gonna be Craftin'
Offline Offline

Posts: 57
Joined: 17-Jun-2004

Fat Cat!

View Profile
« on: July 21, 2004 03:27:53 PM »

Is adding stiches the same as yo stiches? My pattern says to add 35 stiches to the end of the next 2 rows, does that mean yo 35 times at the end of each row? I've been trying to figure this out and thought someone on here would try to help.

Words to live by:
Live Life To The Fullest
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2004 06:08:23 PM »

Hmm, I've never heard of increases referred to as "adding" stitches, but it could depend on the context.

A YO isn't really a good increase to use, especially when it asks for one than one increase per row. It tends to leave a rather large hole (which is why it's used for lace patterns), and if you do two YOs for instance, when knitting them you need to k1, p1, instead of knitting or purling both, or you'd just end up with one stitch again. And YOs cannot really be done at the end of rows (or not very successfully..) since you cannot knit into a YO that isn't connected to the next stitch.

http://www.wonderful-things.com/newknit4c.htm shows what different increases look like, and just follow the links along the bottom to find the appropriate increase page for the look you want.


On the other hand, to me it makes more sense if the "addind" stitches means to cast on 35 stitches.
You cannot cast on more stitches on the beginning of the row, since the yarn would be going in the wrong direction, so it makes sense to cast on at the end of a row.
I suggest reading over the pattern carefully, and think of what the finished piece you're working on should look like.

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1888
Joined: 28-Nov-2003

knit like the wind!

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2004 08:19:44 AM »

I agree, you should be casting on those 35 stitches.  There are a couple of castons that you can use here - the cable cast on, the knitted cast on, and the single cast on will all work, but they'll have different degrees of stretchiness - with single being the loosest and cable being the tightest. 

Good luck.
Always gonna be Craftin'
Offline Offline

Posts: 57
Joined: 17-Jun-2004

Fat Cat!

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2004 09:03:36 AM »

Thanks!! I'm a somewhat new knitter and I really couldn't get this pattern. I didn't even know that you could cast on at the end of the row. I guess I will always have something to learn about knitting.  Tongue Thanks again!

Words to live by:
Live Life To The Fullest
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Shot from the Sky: Hudson River Frozen Over
New York Fashion Week Slow-Mo
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario LIVE
Photographer Anne Geddes LIVE
How to Get Perfect Pictures in a Snap
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Cube Advent Calendar
Thankful for Family
Meatless Monday: Guava Pecan Pie

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.