Hi I’m new to this site & new to knitting in general. My first project is a Happy Pom Pom scarf which has been pretty successful so far. It is kite shaped so I have been increasing 1 stitch every 4 rows, maintaining 6 stitches after the stitch marker. Have I explained that badly?! Well now the pattern has asked me to decrease (ssk) every 4th row. I did my first ssk (under the supervision of a friend who is an experienced knitter). Sadly she had to go home so I carried on alone & when I reached the end of my next knit stitch row I found that I only had 5 stitches instead of 6 after my stitch marker.
I don’t know how or why this has happened? Can I just move the stitch marker & carry on??
Any assistance would be really appreciated as I don’t expect to see my knitting friend again for another 2 weeks & feel so frustrated not being able to knit!!