K1, p1 trouble!

I’m trying to make mittens and I am having the worst time making the stupid rim! The pattern is…
K1, P1 rib for 2.5”- 3”, depending on how long you want cuff to be.
It says to cast on 20 stitches, I did that and whenever I get done with the first row, all my threads are crossed on my needles! I have 7 7 and 6 stitches on the three needles. Does anyone have any idea what the heck is going on!?
Thank you for your time!
:slight_smile:

Yep, when you move the yarn front and back to make the sts, you should be taking it [I]between[/I] the needles, not over the top.

thank you so much!