I am a beginning knitter (this is my 2nd project), but have experienced knitters helping me as needed with my projects. Well I have them all stumped on this one!
I’m knitting a hat following the Fartlek pattern by Anne Hanson. I am having trouble with a “bar” developing by each of my decrease stitches. I am doing the pattern in reverse stockinette and right after I do my decrease (in K2tog), this bar appears when i return to purling…creating a “ladder” effect. It’s definitely not a dropped stitch and I am bringing my working yarn back through my needles when I switch from knitting to purling. I have frogged back to right where I start decreasing and started anew with the same problem occurring again. Tried to p2tog instead but this doesn’t resolve it. Checked the comments of others who knitted this pattern and it seems most chose to do stockinette vs reverse stockinette.
I would appreciate any advice!