I am very new to knitting and am having trouble finishing my shrug with k1, p1 ribbing. I keep dropping the stitches and ending up wrong on the pattern. I know it should be so simple why can’t I do it?
You can, maybe just not yet. All it takes is practice, practice, practice. If you have another project in mind, maybe a scarf, try that in ribbing. maybe on large needles and see if it’s easier.
So, that’s my problem, not enough practice. It seems sooooo simple. I will get some practice yarn and do just that, practice.
That’s really it.
Just another new skill to get comfortable with.
Ribbing is not the easiest maneuver for a new knitter.
All that moving from front to back feels awkward
and gives you plenty of opportunity to make mistakes.
So, yeah, practice.
If you don’t want a ribbed scarf, just get some plain yarn
(nothing with slubs or nubs or fuzz )
and make practice swatches until the movement feels natural.
It won’t take that long, promise.
Then you can approach the ribbing on your shrug with confidence.
You’ll get it! :teehee: It does take some practice! I dropped stitches like bird poop when I first started knitting. Everyone does it! I’ll bet even Amy does from time to time! Lol. Just whatever you do, don’t quit! Once you get the hang of it, you will become SOOOOOOOOOOOOO addicted you wont know how it happened! Good luck and happy knitting! :cheering: :happydance:
One thing that helped me is once I really concentrated on what a purl stitch looks like and a knit stitch looks like (when practicing with “plain” yarn) then I was able to catch if I got off the track. Doesn’t mean I didn’t have to tink back a few or frog back, but at least I am getting better at knowing what to expect :happydance:
Thanks to all for the encourgement. I will keep trying. But I do have a few UFOs that I am trying to work on.