My first scarf....and I'm stuck!

Hi! I just taught myself to knit off internet videos a few days ago and I’ve started what should be a fairly simple ribbed scarf. I got to the end of my 6th row (after ripping out and starting over several times!) and I seem to have messed something up. I have a large loop hanging off the end of the row where a knit stitch should have been. What did I do and how do I fix it? Any help would be appreciated, Thanx.:slight_smile:

You might have accidentally dropped that stitch. You’ll probably have to start again. Also, depending on the cast on used, it might just be extra yarn that gets moved along to the end of the row.

Yeah you probably dropped it. Don’t stress over it. If it’s just a learning project just ignore it and keep knitting. My first attempt at a scarf was hilarious to see but I just kept working at it anyway to learn the stitches and develop good tension.

You’ll get there. I never did finish that first scarf. I set it aside and made a pair of socks. Been addicted to knitting ever since.

Thanx! I was hoping to fix it, but I guess I’ll have to start over. It was starting to look like actual knitting. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so ignoring it is so not going to happen:) Practice makes perfect, right! Thanx again.

Nothing wrong with that, do what you feel you need to do. Just keep in mind that perfection is very hard to achieve.

It could also just be a loose end stitch. That is very common. In a lot of scarf patterns, you slip the first stitch of each row in order to offset this effect. It’s hard to tell without seeing it.