Sunday, 13 November 2011

Knitting help!

Friends, I am in need of help from you expert knitters out there. I have been trying to knit a very seasonal snowflake lace pattern:

Isn't it pretty? I intended to knit it up into an ear warming headband. However every time (every time) I knit row 10 I end up with 28 stitches instead of 29, and I can't figure out why! I am beginning to suspect it is a mistake in the pattern, as there is also a mistake where it says "Row 13" but it should really read "Row 12". 

Can any of you shed any light? Is it me, am I doing something silly? Or if it is a mistake in the pattern do any of you know what I could do to add a stitch in without ruining the pattern? I tried just adding one in each time but it resulted in a very wobbly line along the sides! I'm not new to knitting but I haven't knitted in years, so this is very challenging. 

I have been making things, I have some new stuff to share with you soon!



  1. I'm of no help whatsoever on the query but the snowflake knit looks gorgeous - will be lovely to see the finished article!

    Jem xXx

  2. I think that Row 10 is wrong. The repeated section is a multiple of 8 stitches and the non repeated bits total 2 stitches so it can't add up to 29 (as 8*3 + 2 = 26), so this means you end up doing a bit of a further repeat.

  3. Aargh! What a nightmare. It would never occur to me that the pattern was wrong!

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