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boo1
12-31-2007, 02:44 AM
I'm making a cable scarf and sometimes when I'm switching between k and p, I get the y/o.

And then, once in a while, I get an "x" on my needle. What is that from and how do I get rid of it.

Please speak (so to speak) VERY slowly and assume that I am very slow to understand knitting instructions without pics.


:hair:


Thanks.

Knitting_Guy
12-31-2007, 08:52 AM
The accidental YO is most likely being caused by not moving your working yarn between the needles when changing from K to P or visa versa.


Those Xs are probably being caused by forgetting to move the working yarn from front to back or back to front when switching from K to P or visa versa.

Go slow and watch what you're doing very closely.

boo1
12-31-2007, 10:36 AM
It just aggravates me that all I'm doing is knitting and purling and I keep making errors!!!!

Ugh.

Abbily
12-31-2007, 10:40 AM
Boo, I'm doing a cabled sweater and I've been doing the same thing! It's annoying, but I'm learning how to tell the difference between the YO and the actual stitch, so that when I get back to it I know which strand to drop. I have been known to drop the wrong one, then I have to get out the crochet hook and pick up the stitch again. :P

Jan in CA
12-31-2007, 01:42 PM
The x can also be caused by not fully taking the loop off the needle. It sounds like you need to slow down and concentrate on what you're doing for a little while. :hug:

Knitting_Guy
12-31-2007, 04:41 PM
It just aggravates me that all I'm doing is knitting and purling and I keep making errors!!!!

Ugh.

We've all done it and some of still do it now and then. I know I sometimes do.