I am new at this and i knit continental, if that makes a difference WRT my problem.
I started a toddler scarf using 1 strand of Patons Carmen which is fuzzy and 1 strand of Caron Simply Soft which seems skinny to me but is worsted weight. Beautiful combination.
Well, along my way through 12 K stitches back and forth, I got to thinking about a slot where one end of the scarf could be tucked through. I don't really like this look but it makes sense for kids who can't keep a scarf tied and cannot retie one.
The keyhole is my problem.
i had my experience with holes with a now-frogged dog sweater. I knit part way across a row, broke thread, and eventually picked up.
This time, I tried to knit the keyhole like the "windy city scarf" in Stitch 'N Bitch", p. 159, where it says for the division:
"Rib 15 sts, attach second skein of A and rib rem 15 sts. Rib 10 rows, knitting both sides at the same time."
i worked out the second skein thing. I think. The problem was that at the end of the first row i turned it around and it looked like this:
at the pointy end of the left needle, the nonworking end of the new skein hung down in an eight-inche tail. Then there were six lovely stitches ending with the working end of the new skein (the end from which i would get more yarn) hung down, on the inside, right in the middle where there was the break.
Then there was a "break" between stitches which is where the skeins changed and where I was supposed to be making my keyhole by continuing knitting with the original skein.
There, in the middle, the working end of the original skein hung down from the seventh stitch which was the first of the second six (and second side of the keyhole).
So. There was no way to knit from the end of the left needle because the tail end of the yarn was out there, not the working end.
it is hard to describe but i think i knit in the second skein in the wrong direction or something.