I'm taking a local knitting class and have only had 2 so far. The teacher has given us a pattern for a scarf with Reverse st st Chevrons in it.
I can knit and I can purl and cast on... but I cannot figure out how to knit and purl in the same row past the first row. It keeps turning into a knotty mess. I've ripped this thing out a good 4 times.
When I knit the yarn is supposed to be behind the active needle, and when I purl it's supposed to be in front. So in transition, how do I get the yarn in the proper position? I have tried moving it, which twists my work beyond oblivion, and I've tried doing the stitch with the yarn on the wrong side (front for knit, back for purl) and that winds extra yarn around my work. :wall:
We're using the basic US method of knitting on 8 gauge needles and I have worsted weight acrylic "soft" yarn.
I'm trying to figure this out without resorting to calling the teacher. If you ladies can help, I'd really appreciate it!