I’ve followed the pattern, but the number of stitches on my needle isn’t the same as that stated. What am I doing wrong?

April 18th, 2011

Please check the abbreviations list that is on each pattern, especially when it comes to increasing. I always work into the front and back of the next stitch to increase, written as ‘inc 1’ in my patterns but also known as KFB, however many people decide to use an alternative method of increasing which results in a different number count and then assume that there are mistakes in the pattern. This is the most common fault amongst toy knitters, and can easily be remedied by taking time to read the instructions first. I only ever use this one method of increasing, so once you have mastered it you can be sure that every one of my patterns will work for you.