I found this site back in March and started a blanket pattern that another member mentioned (I’m sorry I can’t remember who). Anyway I started that blanket and I’m still working on it (took some time off because of a car accident I was in and kids and summer), like anything though even though I’m still working on this blanket I HAVE to start another project and now need help.
I was walking through walmart a few weeks ago and happen to just “glance” down the yarn isle and out of the corner of my eye I caught a new yarn that came in two colors and on the front it said it stripes itself (like a tiger) when you do a pattern, so I was really into this but didn’t get any or look to close. The more I thought about it though the more I thought the black and white would be great to use to make my wonderful step son an afghan out of. So one day while DH was at walmart I txt’d him and told him to pick me up some. He gets it home and I look at the pattern on the back (it is a scarf and hat) and couldn’t wait to get started but the more I ran this yarn through my fingers the more I thought how am I gonna do this? It’s kind of a bulky yard with not being straight and having those little lumps of color every so often.
The yarn is kind of squigly if that’s a word and has little lumps in it that are suppose to be there. The scarf and hat use a K2,P2 pattern, well I haven’t been able to find anything online that is that simple or use’s one color like this for an afghan. I tried to look at a few but cast on stitches depend on the pattern stitch. So I decided to cast on 150 and do the K2,P2 pattern with that (I was scared it would not stripe right if I didn’t?) so I’m moving along and get to about the 3 or 4 row and it looks likes I’ve slipped stitches, there was gaps and appeared to have extra yarn in them, so I start over and the same thing happened, so I did it again and it happened again. I would say that pattern was just suppose to look that like but my heart said its not and a train could have passed inside my house I was concentrating so hard to not miss a stitch… And the yarn is just bulky enough that I can’t just look at it and tell a knit from a purl since it has alot of black in it…
So I’m not sure what to do now? I’m pretty much a beginner, left hander that has taught myself by reversing right handed styles and patterns and I really want to get started on this. My step son is almost 15 and I know he won’t wear a scarf let alone a hat so I really want to make a blanket. Any suggestions or should I just do this whole thing in a plain knit stitch?? Is 150 a good cast on?
Thank you so much, you all are awesome!!
April <---- who obviously got long winded…sorry…