Hi all, when I said I cast on all 180 stitches using Knitting On Method without trouble I spoke too soon. I am not sure if it was the method or the fact that I cast on way too tight but I had a very hard time trying to knit and purl. The new row was a mess so I had to unravel it and start again. I finally decided to go with the long tail cast on as it doesn’t seem to give me any problems other than usually being too short and having to start over or too long that I have to cut yarn.
Because it seemed very tight, I cast on with one size bigger needles. I ended up finally getting all 180 stitches just right with stitch markers correctly placed so that I would know where in the round I was. The only problem was my tail was a metre long. My husband was in talking to me while I was doing this and when I went to cut the tail I mistakenly cut both the working yarn and the tail! This was now into my third hour and third or fourth unravel. My husband asked if I could just join the yarn so I decided rather than start over I will give this a shot and weave it in well. I wasn’t feeling comfortable about this though. I joined yarn before without problem but never just one row into the pattern. I thought I would just do a row or 2 to see how it held up. It seemed pretty good at first until I noticed that once I was was a quarter way into the second round it started to look like it would be a seed stitch instead of ribbing. I carefully reviewed each and every stitch and found that in the first quarter of the first row I goofed and did a knit stitch twice. I am going to unravel later in the afternoon and start over closing my door to the bedroom as I kept getting side tracked by the cat, the dog, my daughter and my husband. I should have just stopped everything as I definitely can’t seem to focus when other conversations and things are going on. When I get to knitting the 9 inches of stockinette stitch then I would be fine with the distractions and interruptions. I am wondering though, would just joining the working yarn have been fine had I continued? I joined yarn before when I ran out of the roll but that was in the middle of a scarf. Not the first row of a tank top.
I am also wondering if Knitting On cast on method would work for me if I cast on using one size bigger needle and then to start the row with the needle I intend to use?