Hi, I love that this site exists! I learned to knit (english) about a year ago from a friend in gradschool. I’ve recently (for the last 8 months) been working on my first sweater. It’s the cabled hooded jacket by Debbi Bliss in the Cotton book everyday book. No problems with the cabling fortunately, but I have lumpy edges of the pieces where there are decreases. Often pattern reads something like: decrease 1 st at each end of this and next 10 alt rows. Makes sense, but why are my edges lumpy? to decrease I’m doing one bind off st at each end. Sometimes it’s a purl, sometimes a knit because the pattern varies. Should I have made them all knit? I suspect the lumpiness has something to do with the decreases only being every other row. Any thoughts on this?
I’m also endeavoring to learn to knit continental now, because I want to do a fair isle project. I have very sloppy continental right now though so I think I will try to do a bunch of knit projects in continental. Love the videos on this site- they REALLY help me!
So, hi to all, and hurray for knitting!