I have only been knitting literally 2 days and only know some of the basics from watching a couple videos on knittinghelp.com. I decided to make the sailboat potholder (from the website’s patterns) as my beginning project and things were going relatively well until row 30-something. It was then that I noticed my purl stitch was no longer showing up on the front and it had instead switched over to the back of the potholder. I’m not too familiar with stitch names (besides regular knit stitch and the purl stitch) and I’m not even sure what caused this let alone how to fix it. I thought I had been doing the same thing consistently, purling when it said to purl, knitting when it said to knit, and I just don’t know where/when/how I went wrong!
I don’t care about fixing the part I have already messed up but I would like to figure out how to get the purl pattern back to the front side before I finish so I know how I can fix it in the future. Please let me know if you have not only a solution, but can maybe guess what I did wrong in the first place. It would be very much appreciated!
(And remember I’m not too technical yet so please, please, be detailed! I read another post that I think was asking the same question but they were throwing around the term “stockinette” and I don’t know what that means nor do I think I was doing it, so their solution didn’t help me.)
[SIZE=“4”][FONT=“Impact”]Here is a chunk of the of the pattern I was following to make the potholder, in case it helps :[/FONT][/SIZE]
19: k3, p7, k5, p1, k1, p1, k15, p2, k3
21: k3, p6, k6, p1, k1, p1, k14, p3, k3
23: k3, p5, k5, p2, k1, p1, k13, p5, k3
25: k3, p4, k6, p2, k1, p1, k13, p5, k3
27: k3, p4, k6, p3, k1, p1, k4, p1, k7, p5, k3
29: k3, p4, k6, p3, k1, p1, k3, p3, k5, p6, k3
31: k3, p4, k6, p3, k1, p1, k2, p5, k4, p6, k3
33: k3, p4, k6, p3, k1, p1, k2, p2, k1, p2, k3, p7, k3
35: k3, p4, k6, p3, k1, p1, k9, p8, k3
37: k3, p4, k6, p3, k1, p1, k9, p8, k3