Hello... After frogging my dishcloth pattern again on Wednesday, i decided to take a look at other patterns. I'm strongly considering finally making a scarf, and found this really neat pattern... but that's me getting off topic.
Anywho, I found and posted this pattern a few days ago on this site. Well, long story short, my kids have been with my in-laws for about 2 weeks and they will be coming home next weekend (YEA!!!!). As I was considering various patterns, I decided that making a couple smaller versions of this necklace would be a great gifts for my kids. I have the yarn (it matches some ponchos my wife crocheted for them a while ago). And I did a Continental Cast On - left plenty of tail (per the pattern). Then, I looked at a knitting book I have, to make sure I remembered how to Bind Off correctly, and started Binding Off.
Here's the problem: It's not binding off into a row. It's creating a ball... which is NOT what its supposed to be doing. So I frogged it, tried it again with the same results. So I thought maybe the BO was different for continental knitting... and checked Amy's BO video... as far as I can tell I'm doing the BO correctly.
Any clues why it's turning into a ball instead of a nice row?
Literally, the pattern is Cast On 20, Bind Off... repeat for each link. Then tie the links together (triple knot the tails and trim), and viola... a necklace.
This is not a rocket science pattern but something isn't working right.... and I'm appealing to the greater knitting minds to explain this to me.