Frequently Asked Questions

Something got you stuck? I’m hoping to save you some time & hassle by answering your frequently asked questions right here. Please note that nothing mentioned here is a pattern error; for pattern errata click here. The first section covers general questions that apply to a variety of patterns. The second section covers questions that are specific to particular designs. I also like to recommend KnittingHelp.com for free highly informative videos of many many MANY different knitting techniques!

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General Questions
What does “work in pat” mean?

“Work in pat” is short for work in pattern. In most cases, it means simply to knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches. If you are working in an established stitch pattern where the wrong side is NOT a mirror of the right side, you should work from the chart or written out stitch pattern.