Hi, Thanks for the ideas...but I am still failing with this pattern! I did try the provisional that "AH" suggested...I believe it is the same one that is shown on the Knittinghelp CD. I had issues with it being horribly loose, and tangling up.
BUT...I wonder..."AH" describes it..but doesn't mention having the knit into front then next stitch into back as per the CD's instructions.
AT least that was what I believe I heard. The CD didn't actually show how to pick up the live/provisional stitches...it showed the actual cast on.
Now I just got thru unraveling the whole mess again. I simply can not pick up the stitches without messing up. I even tried pulling the provisional CO out and then tried to knit the row currently on and the corresponding stitch of the CO or live stitch. This is suppose to be a knit tog of 2 layers. This is a beanie, with a folding edge that is purled.
Is it possible that I am NOT suppose to join the provisional CO into a circle and simply make the round with row 1? Will it matter?
I tried pulling out the provisional this last time...and while it was easier to pick up stitches and knit tog...I got totally messed up with lining up the vertical stitches. My eyes aren't as sharp as they could be but no amount of light makes it easier, LOL.
When you fold over 10 rows onto another 10 rows, with the 1 purl row, I find it is being difficult starting this with the stitches being straight...that and having live stitches unraveling while I am trying to see the stitches I need.
I really hate to give up on this pattern, but really...it shouldn't be this hard. LOL I hate the pattern, but it is the style my son wants.
I have been trying to figure out how to crochet the provisional right on the needle. (I've done this with looms too) but me thinks I need to think a bit harder on how to make it work. LOL Needs some co-ordination which I lack tonight.