I began a Stadium Blanket. The pattern directions are from [B]Creative Knitting[/B] the curent issue, September 2010 page 60 & 61
The directions appear to be so simple, the Blanket gorgeous.
Mine NOT SO MUCH! I am using Black and Gold… color A Black Color B Gold
2 colors A & B
With A cast on 68 sts
[B]Row 1 & 2:[/B] With A Knit
[B]Row 3 & 4:[/B] change to B and work in St. st
Repeat Rows 1-4 until Block measures Approx 13 inches, ending with Row 2. Bind off with A.
[B]BLock B …[/B]
I cast on… does this count as row 1?
I am counting one time across the needle as a row. is this correct?
(I did knit the first 2 rows) then when I switch colors, do I cut off the end? or carry it…? the picture blanket show no ‘joining row’… (mixed colors on one row, why does mine?
when I switched colors I knit the first row, purled the second, is this right or since the second row of color A was knitted… do I purl the first row of B?
See what I mean? Seems simple but what I knitted bears no resemblance to the pattern…& I like the pattern!
Can you clearly tell me what to do.?
Also RS and WS how do I know which is which?
BTW I have knitted lots of things… but these ‘simple directions’… am I am the only dunce who can’t get it right?
I appreciate anyone who can help me so I can continue knitting. meanwhile I am ripping out the rows I did!
God Bless you knitters of the World and the web