I am a beginner knitter and am right now working on getting the different types of patterns down. As in, I have not knit anything other than a scarf.
I have The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting and am using it as a guide, and am currently learning how to knit Stockinette Seed Diamonds. My pattern looks very different than the book's pattern. I am confused because I have carefully followed each line, making sure to knit and purl correctly and carefully.
I have two questions:
Might it look different because of the type of yarn? I am using Red Heart Super Saver yarn because while I am still learning the basics, I do not really want to invest in good quality yarn. Might this be a bad idea?
Also, when I am switching from knitting to purling in a row, do I always bring the yarn back and forth over the needle?
Like the instructions will say p1, k1, p1. Do they assume that I am bringing the yarn over and back? or will it say yo (yarn over)?
Thank you so much for reading!! I truly enjoy knitting and am hoping that this community can help me share and learn.