I just started knitting a few months ago and have the great help of an upstairs neighbor, a lady who’s been knitting for about half-century. (You should see her baby blankets!) But she’s not always around when something goes wrong, so I’m really glad to find this group and hope you can help me.
I started with simple patterns, making some afghan squares with basic combos of knit/purl type of things.
Now I’ve gotten ambitious and tackled a pattern in book she gave me. It throws in YarnOver and Knit 2 together in the pattern. I started making a scarf and I even added in an extra color.
So I had three rows of white and started to add three rows of the green. I think I’ve unraveled and restarted the green section three times now.:-x She just gave me some dividers and that helped (I thought)!
Well, I was JUST at the end of the third green section and realized all the rows were opposite: I had all the wrong side stuff showing up on the right side. ARGH!
So, I started tearing out again…and I can’t figure out where I’ve landed. Every even row from 4 to 8 is K1, then P41, then K1, so just seeing that pattern doesn’t tell me if I’m on row 4, 6 or 8. And I can’t figure out how to discern which part of the pattern I’m in.
Is there any easy way to count rows? Anything else that might help me figure out where I am? HELP!
Thanks. I look forward to be part of this forum more. And hopefully when I have better contributions to make. Thanks!