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06-21-2009, 11:04 PM
My cousin has a crochet shawl pattern that she wants me to convert into knitting for her mother. I can figure out the basic jest of using 2 rows of knitting to equal a row of single crochet, 3 rows for dc, etc. But there are rows of dc in the pattern that have ch-2 spaces. How do I convert these rows?

Jan in CA
06-21-2009, 11:35 PM
Yarn overs might work, but they are a little smaller.

06-23-2009, 08:06 AM
Here is a link which might be helpful:
There is also mention of a book which you might see if your library has or can get for you. It will help with stitch choices but you will be the one who will finally decide.
A second look at the process:

06-23-2009, 03:10 PM
Depends on how the chain space is used in crochet.

I've learned that YO in Knit could mean lacy holes, like a short ch space (1 to 2 chains).

You might need to button hole for some longer chain spaces.
(bind off/cast off and then CO above like a button hole)

Other chain spaces are to provide a larger opening for a cluster of stitches (increases, fan stitches, etc). I'd guess a KFB followed with one or more M1s in the next row might work for that.

It would help if the pattern was linkable for us to review and make suggestions.

One note on drape of the fabric. Knitting is thinner by nature of the structure of the stitches. You might find you would need to use a larger/heaver yarn for knitting to have the same drape (flexibility vs. stiffness) as the crocheted fabric.

If you use worsted weight for crochet socks you'd more likely end up with something more like felted boot liners than socks. ;)