Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my question!
I am relatively new to knitting and have a question on a Kim Hargreaves pattern that I am attempting. It basically calls for knitting through the back loop straight after casting on. This is the very first row of the pattern and I am stuck on it
I am wondering if it has to do with the wool that I am using as it is quite stiff (I am using Rowan which is what the design calls for though). I am using 8 mm needles, again as required.
The problem I am having is that the tension is too tight so I can only knit one stitch through the back loop and then am unable to proceed any further!
Am I missing something really obvious? I undid my casting on and started again much more loosely but I still have the same problem. I can only do one stitch tbl and then I end up with both needles really close together and not enough room to knit another stitch tbl.
Could this be because I am not using the right casting on method (I heard there are several ways of casting on)?
The pattern instructions are as follows:
Cast on 53 (55: 59: 61: 65: 69) sts using 8 mm needles.
Row 1 (RS): (K1 tbl) 1 (0: 0: 1: 1: 1) times, *P1 tbl, K1 tbl, rep from * to last 0 (1: 1: 0: 0: 0) st, (P1 tbl) 1 (0: 0: 1: 1: 1) times.
I am doing the smallest size so am casting on 53 sts.
Any help would be gratefully received!
I can’t wait to knit this but I am stuck on row 1 :yay: