Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-10-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
Beachwood58
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 6
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
New knitter needing help with the start of my first blanket pattern!
I am a new knitter, with only hats and scarves for experience. I am trying an "easy" seed stitch blanket, but am having difficulty getting started, as I don't understand the beginning. I know how to do the seed stitch, but I have not yet done increases or used circular needles, both of which are required for this pattern. I am used to casting on a certain "large" number of stitches, and then knitting, but if I'm reading this pattern correctly, it says to cast on 2 stitches. Then it says 1st row: inc 1st in first st. K1. 3 sts. I don't understand......help please!
Beachwood58 is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

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: 37,161
Thanks: 1,656
Thanked 8,740 Times in 7,112 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 online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #3
Beachwood58
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 6
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Here is the pattern....

http://www.yarnspirations.com/patter...eed-st-blanket
Beachwood58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,161
Thanks: 1,656
Thanked 8,740 Times in 7,112 Posts
Yep, it's done diagonally. They only use the KFB on that first row thoug. They then use YO (yarn over) for the increases. Those are very easy and create a decorative eyelet. Info in the increase section.

So just follow the pattern as written and it'll gradually get bigger and make more sense. I haven't made a diagonal blanket, but I've done many dishcloths that way.
__________________
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 online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jan in CA For This Useful Post:
Beachwood58 (11-10-2013)
Old 11-10-2013, 09:50 PM   #5
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,161
Thanks: 1,656
Thanked 8,740 Times in 7,112 Posts
What kind of yarn are you using?
__________________
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 online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 09:58 PM   #6
Beachwood58
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 6
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I'm using the yarn the pattern calls for, Bernat Baby Blanket, it's super bulky
Beachwood58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 10:14 PM   #7
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,161
Thanks: 1,656
Thanked 8,740 Times in 7,112 Posts
That won't affect the pattern. Do you have more questions?
__________________
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 online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 10:20 PM   #8
Beachwood58
Casting On
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 6
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
No I'm good, thanks! I think I have it figured out for now, thanks to you!
Beachwood58 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Beachwood58 For This Useful Post:
Jan in CA (11-10-2013)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New knitter needing help with a pattern lakatsylvstr How-to Questions 5 08-26-2012 12:15 PM
New Knitter Needing Help mhunter How-to Questions 1 11-01-2008 10:31 PM
New Knitter Needing Help Plz princessmist How-to Questions 8 12-14-2007 12:14 PM
Nearly new knitter needing help! mrs Q How-to Questions 6 02-03-2007 09:22 AM
new knitter needing help!! ankapplegate How-to Questions 2 09-14-2005 11:42 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:38 PM.