So, my problem is exactly what the subject line says. The 1x1 ribbing I am getting looks amazingly good (I think) for a beginner, but since it isn’t what I am trying to do, I’m confused. I feel like I’ve tried everything. :wall:
At first, everything was a twisted mess and I couldn’t do any stitches. Someone here suggested that I move the yarn from front to back between stitches. That helped a [B]LOT[/B]–no more twisted mess and I could actually form neat rows.
I frogged the first square (it was a mess) and started again trying to do Seed stitch with 20 stitches across. That one came out beter, but I started getting the ribbing after a few rows, which was confusing. Someone here suggested that, when learning Seed stitch, to try casting on an odd number of stitches so that every row starts with a knit stitch.
I started the square I have now by casting on 21 stitches. Like I said, I have lovely 1x1 ribbing, but I’m not getting the Seed pattern. It was my understanding that the idea was to “knit the purls and purl the knits” when doing Seed stitch. So, I have done k1, p1 across and ended on a knit. When starting the second row, I did p1, k1 acorss and ended on a purl. By starting the second row with a purl instead of a knit, is that what I am doing wrong? I dropped and added a lot of stitches in the first two squares, but have taken extra special care not to do that with this one. After several rows, it is still 21 across, so I know I have the right number of stitches and I have not messed up my alteration.