Knitting Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Knitting Techniques/Problems

Neckline Help: Is my neck edge too loose?
Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 1:01 PM
Pattern ideas for the Beginning Sweater Knitter
Many of the patterns in Seamless Knit Sweater in 2 Weeks would be great ones to start with. Meridian Striped Pullover, Stowaway Chevron Pullover, Pebble Bay...
Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 2:58 PM
Pattern Options for Cotton Yarn
Here are some Olive Knits patterns ideas for cotton yarn: Lace Market Tee Skipper She Sells Seashells High Trestle Tee Mainsail Tee Nekia    
Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 2:52 PM
Pick Up VS Pick Up and Knit (Buttonband)
There are two methods for picking up stitches: One method is to pick-up-and-knit, which involves using the working yarn to knit your edge stitches onto your...
Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 11:55 AM
Questions about things people on Ravelry are saying about a pattern? Are Ravelry users talking about errata or other pattern issues?
Ravelry is a privately owned company that is not affiliated with Marie or Olive Knits. We do not have control over what is said or posted there and cannot v...
Thu, Sep 8, 2022 at 10:57 AM
Should I alternate skeins in my knitting project?
It's up to you if you'd like to alternate skeins or not. Hand-dyed yarn has natural variations that can cause obvious color differences in the knitt...
Thu, Dec 9, 2021 at 12:24 PM
Should I Cut or Carry My Colors?
Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 1:45 PM
Should I Swatch Flat or in the Round?
Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 12:59 PM
Stitch multiples in ribbing
To learn more about stitch multiples in ribbing, visit this blog post —
Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 2:50 PM
Substituting yarn when knitting a shawl
The great thing about knitting shawls is being able to substitute yarns for things you have on hand. If you are wanting a drape that is similar to what is p...
Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 1:49 PM