I just learned how to knit about a month ago, and I am starting my very first “big project”. My husband bought me a ball of yarn with a pattern for a shawl that I picked out, and is actually pretty easy. I got about 60 rows in until I realized I might be doing something wrong.
The pattern is supposed to be 70 stitches, and after the 6th row goes like this: P3, yo, P2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.
I have no problems with the techniques, like the yarn over and the P2tog. However, I got to the 60th row and realized I have half the stitches I started with. My husband says it’s because I purled those together, but it was more of a gradual thing (it took about 13 rows to gradually go from 70 sts to 35).
I know this is a long question, but I’m really hoping I can fix this because the shawl is supposed to look like a loose blanket, and this is definitely not what I had. Any suggestions?