I made a bag from a pattern and it came out too small so I am trying it over and am going to make more increases, I had a really hard time starting the other one and now this one I can't even start it at all, I am to cast on 4 stitches and divide on 4 needles and join in the round. I can't stop getting the needles mixed up and the stitches keep falling off. Is there a trick? It gets easier after about 4 increases because then I have an crush square but the beginning is so hard!
No it's a market bag. I just tried knitting it flat but the needles still got all mixed up when I tried transferring them ugh I'm using100%cotton worsted yarn the bag is on ravelry called flower power bag
That's really tricky. A better way is to put 2 sts on 2 needles and use the 3rd to knit with. Then when you've added more sts and it's larger, add the other needles and arrange the sts so there's an equal amount on each needle.
If you do knit the first few rows flat, you don't have to 'transfer' the stitches, just start knitting with a dpn, work a few sts onto that, then knit the next set of stitches with another dpn, and so on.
Did it! Have a big hole in the middle that I will fix when I'm done! Question is it possible to change to circulars? I'm finding there is too many stitches on each needle. The original pattern has 18 sts on each needle but with me making it larger I'm up to 25 on each needle and its getting to be a bit cramped