View Single Post
Old 11-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,215
Thanks: 1,663
Thanked 8,764 Times in 7,132 Posts
Welcome to Knitting Help!

It always helps to have pattern names and links when asking questions. What it sounds like though is that you're making the blanket diagonally. It also says to increase "in" first stitch so I would do a KFB (knit front and back)- instructions are in the video section linked above. Once you get a bunch of rows you'll see how the pattern works.

As for the circular needle..that is because as you increase you'll be getting more and more stitches and it's much, much easier to have them on the cable. You couldn't easily make a blanket in one piece on straights. To use them just turn your work like you always do. The only difference is your other needle is attached.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote