Hello. I am new to the forum, I discovered this forum as I was desperately seeking a solution to my knitting dilemma. I'm hoping someone here can help me with this problem...I am losing my darn mind here! lol
CBC3: Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold to back. Knit the next 3 Sts, and then knit the 3 Sts from the cable needle.
SKP: slip next stitch, K1, pass slipped stitch over
SK2P: Slip next stitch, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
Cast on 32
Knit 2 rows.
Row 1: K2, K6*YO, SKP, K1, K2tog, YO, K6, repeat to last 2 sts. K2.
Row 2: and all even rows: K2, purl to last 2 Sts, K2
Row 3: K2, K7 * YO, SK2P, YO, K8, YO, SK2P, YO, K7, K2
Row 5: repeat row 1
Row 7:K2, CBC3,K1,YO,SK2P,YO,K1,CB3,K1,YO,SK2P,YO,K1,CB3,K2
Repeat until desired length ending on Row 4.
Okay...now here is the problem...
I've tried knitting this thing twice and the same thing has happened both times. I've been very careful to make sure I am not doing anything incorrect to cause this, but yet...it happens. The pattern begins to increase by at least 1 stitch (by row 14). I've ripped it out (thinking I just did something wrong) and then the next round I was VERY careful to make sure I was counting and doing everything spot on and low and behold....it happened again!
Can anyone tell me what is going on? Why does it keep happening? Is the pattern flawed or am I making a mistake in the knitting and just don't realize it? Please help! I love this pattern design and I really want to knit a scarf for someone, but I don't know enough about knitting to fix this problem. If it were crochet, I would know exactly what to do...but I am not as experienced with knitting to be able to re-write or repair something like this.