Question bout pattern accuracy

Hi everyone, I’m not sure if the directions on this pattern are correct. is a link to the scarf I’m attempting to make:
The pattern says to knit every row. But the picture does not look like garter stitch to me. Can anyone else take a look and let me know what you think? Thanks

You’re right, that isn’t garter its stockinette. However, the pattern is knit on circular needles so to get stockinette stitch you do knit every row.

Well I think I’m doing something wrong then :slight_smile: cause I have knit 3 rows so far and it is coming out garter. Maybe I did the join wrong, what do you do when it says “join”?

It should be a round loop of knitting. You won’t have to turn to do the back.

To join you cast on and make sure the working yarn is coming from the right needle when you do first stitch. You can tell when you do the first stitch that they are joined.

Be very careful when joining that your stitches aren’t twisted. Lay the cast on flat with the working yarn on the the needle to the right and align all the stitches. Now pick it up and knit the first row joining the stitches. If you mess up start over. We all do it occasionally.

If you find it hard to join w/o twisting you can knit a few rows of stockinette flat first, ending with a knit row, then join. You can sew a small seam when you’re done.

Ok yeah I always read about being careful not to twist and found it a little too easy when I was doing it. Mine is not joined then because it is not a round of knitting, there is still an oopening. Hmmm I think I will look for a how to video and that might help me to be able to see it done. Thank you for clearing that up for me tho.

There is a how to video here in the video section. I’m not positive, but I think it’s in the advanced techniques section.

The whole cowl is a tube so no matter which way it lays it looks nice.

ok thanks again!

To join, push the other end of stitches up on the left needle and then knit them; just keep knitting around and around without turning.

I did get the join but now I am ending up with one side that has the v shape on one side and the garter look on the other. Is that correct because in the picture it looks like it has the v shape on both sides.

The Vs are knits and the bumps are purls. This is a tube that’s knit very long, then the cast on and bind off sts are knit together to make the loop. You probably didn’t do the provisional (temporary) cast on, but you don’t need to do it. If you CO 70 or so sts and joined, then you have the tube. Just knit it as long as you want and BO, then sew the cast on and BO together.

The inside of the tube will be the purl bumps, but the ends will be seamed together so you won’t see them.

Ok, so then I"m doing it correctly you think? I did do the provisional cast on but not sure if I am going to leave it or start over with regular cast on if I decide to take it apart. I thought it was going to look like knits on both sides like the pic appears to so not sure what to do. Is there a stitch that gives you’s v’s on both sides? You know just remembered I have a scarf that does, not sure they do that.

No, there’s not a way to do that except double knit. That’s a whole other technique. You need to give the tube time to develop. In the beginning you see the purl bumps a lot, but after awhile you’ll only see them on that end that’s gets seamed or grafted. It sounds like you’re doing the correct thing so I’d keep going for a bit.

Okay, I’ll keep going with it. Thanks!

If you joined and have a tube, then when it’s flattened out, the knits will be on both ‘sides’. You should have knits on the outside of the tube and purls (the bumps) on the inside. Maybe you just need to work a few more inches.

The only way to get knits on both sides is to knit a tube like you’re doing, or double knitting which creates a closed tube. You can also do k1 p1 ribbing and it draws together so it looks like knits on both sides.

I just thought of something… are you knitting inside out? In other words are you knitting on the inside of the tube? If you are then the purl bumps will show on the outside. When you’re holding the needles they should be close to your body and the circle of knitting, the tube, should be away.

See how she’s holding them here? -

If that’s not the way you’re holding the needles that could be the problem. I’m not sure, but I think you can flip it right side out and continue w/o having to restart.

I know it’s frustrating, but keep trying. We all had to learn some time and we all still make mistakes.

Well I know I’m doing that part correct now lol, thanks for the video, that helped. You know I didn’t put a stitch marker, is that going to be a problem? I’ve only got three rows on now so if I have to take them out it won’t be that bad. Thanks again for your help and encouragement!

If the stitch marker is only for the start of the round then don’t worry about it. You can use the tail if for some reason you need to know. I can’t imagine why you would since it’s now endless rows of knit, knit, knit! :lol:

You can put the beginning of round marker on the needle now if you want. Find the tail, then follow up to the needle and put it next to that stitch. But for a pattern like this, it probably doesn’t matter, you just knit around and around and there’s no shaping or change of stitch pattern, so you can get away without one.

And if you only have 3 rounds knit, yeah, you can see both the knit and purl side. Give it another 4" or so and it’ll look more like the picture. Knitting takes at least an inch or 2 for it to look ‘right’.

Thanks you guys for the help. It does look much better now!