Knitting QuestionJanuary 15, 2006
I am working on a pattern in the Magazine Rebecca, don’t have time to add the link, sorry. It is a 2×2 ribbed pullover and I am knitting the sleeves…so here is my question.
The pattern goes P1, K2xP2…, K1. Every 6 Rows, increase 1 stitch on each end. This is where I need help. I am not very experienced and am doing the trial/error method of trying to increase and it isn’t going very well. I am not sure if I should be doing purl increasing or knit increasing, if I should keep the end stitches constant, like always do P1 on one end and K1 on the other and am pretty much guessing that the Make 1 left and Make 1 right are the increases I should be using.
If there is a smart knitter reading my blog, will you please leave a gentle comment guiding me with the best (in your opinion) increase to use and if I should be trying to mimic the 2×2 pattern buy increasing accordingly (if this makes sense…in my mind it does) and if I should be starting with P1 and ending with K1 every time (for some reason I changed it a few times because of the increasing.)
If I was increasing something that was just straight knitting or purling I would be fine, it appears to be the 2×2 ribbing that is messing me up. Thanks for putting up with my confusion.
ps…I am sick, Tony is sick, and Madeleine is sick…lucky us, Sierra is feeling better. 🙂 I promise I will try to post some picture tomorrow, even I am bored with my blog. Sorry.