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"I am in desperate need of some help. I was very close to finishing the Madison Shawl Knitting Pattern when I knew that I made a mistake on Row 2 but could not figure how I made the mistake. Instead of ending up with only 3 stitches at the end of Row 2, I ended up with 4. I didnt know what to do so I got rid of the extra stitch by doing this yo, s, s k2 pass the 2 slipped stitches over. Of course, this did not work /I followed the directions and cast on 135 /Row 1 says to purl the entire row. 135 stitches /Row 2 says to Knit the first 2 stitches, then yo, skpo and repeat the sequence between the s until there are 3 stitches /My Problembr /When I finished the last sequence of yo, skpo, there were 4 stitches remaining, not /On the last 3 stitches you are supposed to do yo, sk2po (thus using up the 3 remaining stitches). But there is still 1 stitch remaining on the left needle, when there should be none left. I unravelled 4 balls worth of knitting and started over. I followed the instructions, counting my 135 stitches after casting on and completing Row 1, purling the whole /I continued on to Row 2, following the directions exactly. As I finished the last sequence of yo, sKpo, I still had 4 stitches remaining instead of 3 on my left /I have gone over this pattern again and again. I finally decided to write down the number of stitches as if I were knitting the pattern, and still, I end up with 4 stitches remaining at the end of Row 2! I cant continue on with this pattern until someone tells me what I am doing wrong. I bought the wool indicated in the pattern, which was very expensive, now Im stuck because I cant finish Row 2 properly. If anyone understands what I am trying to explain, can you please advise me as to what I am doing wrong? I would love to keep working on this shawl, but I cant continue and its driving me insane. The wool is beginning to look raggedy from all of the knitting, unravelling, knitting, recounting, /I am desperate, so any advice offered to correct my work will be greatly /Thank You."
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15 Knit Sweater Patterns for Any Occasion

Mom's Classic SweaterHere on AllFreeKnitting, we've got a bunch of cute and beautiful knit sweater patterns, but a lot of them are too difficult for those just beginning knitting, and so many of us aren't into all of the embellishments and embroideries and just want something simple. We've gathered for you this list of knit sweater patterns for any occasion, showcasing specifically basic knit sweater patterns in a few different styles, so you can choose one which best suits your skill level and personal preferences. No matter what the season or occasion, these knit sweater patterns will suit it.


We even have some basic knit sweater patterns for babies for you to knit, if you or someone you love has a little one on the way. These simple knit sweater patterns are practical for such a situation, because not only do you not yet know the baby's individual personality, you might not even know its sex! It's easy to get wrapped up in our beautiful knit sweater and cardigan patterns, but these simple knitting patterns can be just as full of personality as the ones with bursts of colors and shapes. Just take a look and you'll see what we mean!


Knit Sweater Patterns for Any Occasion

15 Knit Sweater Patterns for Any Occasion

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Basic Women's Sweaters

Sapphire Knit PulloverThese basic adult sweaters are just what you're looking for if you're in the market for knit sweater patterns that you can wear anywhere. Just because you're searching for something simple doesn't mean you're confined to the same type of sweater all the time. Sweaters with cowl necks, cabling, and other such designs can easily be worn in any occasion. When you finish any one of these knit sweater patterns, you'll have a piece that not only is attractive and exciting, but a staple for your wardrobe.


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Basic Baby Sweaters

Baby's Striped PulloverBabies need to be bundled up even more than we do! And let's face it, although it's so fun to dress your baby up in adorable, kitschy knits, she's going to need something she can wear at any time so her parents don't have to worry about changing her before running out for an errand or heading to a family get-together. These knit sweater patterns will do her just nicely. Try using one or more of these knit sweater patterns to make her some tops in all different colors so she'll always have something to match the rest of her outfit.

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