Knitting Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Knitting Techniques/Problems

Can I use the same size needle as my sweater body on my lower ribbing?
There can be an assumption that knitting your ribbing with a smaller needle automatically makes it tight. It doesn't. It just allows the ribbing to lay...
Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 9:37 AM
Closing the Cast On Gap
Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 1:32 PM
Do I really need to block?
Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 12:58 PM
Figuring out sleeve length
Sleeves can be a personal thing when it comes to fit, circumference and length. It can also vary depending on your row gauge. To get from the start number o...
Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 1:45 PM
Help! I think I dropped a stitch. Can you help me?
Dropped stitches are no fun at all. Phooey! If you have a local yarn shop, you might stop in for a visit and see if they have a support session available...
Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 1:16 PM
How can I tell if I am twisting my stitches?
Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 1:28 PM
How do I block a sweater?
Learn about Marie's favorite way to block a sweater in this blog post — https://www.oliveknits.com/how-to-block-a-sweater/
Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 2:51 PM
How do I cable cast on?
Learn to cable cast-on with this video — https://vimeo.com/455042234
Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 2:51 PM
How do I carry my yarn in colorwork?
Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 1:26 PM
How do I fix a dropped stitch?
Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 1:53 PM