julieodonnell1

12-22-2008, 10:52 PM

Hello- I just joined and I just started knitting a few weeks ago. A friend was teaching me and she's now away for three weeks and I know I made a big error I can't seem to fix. I've become a bit obsessed and I got further than I thought I would.

I am attempting a sweater- so far- i'm working on the back and the rib on the bottom looks beautiful- like a real sweater (unlike the ribbing on my first hat- what a mess!). So I'm getting to the arm holes- and taught myself ktog, skp tonight. However, I read the pattern wrong- instead of doing 1 k2tog- I basically did the whole row of that. I then did the P row the same way. By the time i hit the next row- i had few stitches left and realized i had a problem. I was shown how to unknit- but it wasn't working well for me- so i've basically been pulling it off by hand and rescuing my stitches. I got it back to where i was before i started- however- now it appears I am set up to knit on the wrong side. (Not sure if this will make sense- but my yarn ball and initial string are both on the right side of my knitting). When I initially started this- it was all on the right side.

Is my method of taking stitches off not something i should do.

How can i correct this and get myself on the right side. Any help would be appreciated. Sorry if i'm not using the right terms!

I am attempting a sweater- so far- i'm working on the back and the rib on the bottom looks beautiful- like a real sweater (unlike the ribbing on my first hat- what a mess!). So I'm getting to the arm holes- and taught myself ktog, skp tonight. However, I read the pattern wrong- instead of doing 1 k2tog- I basically did the whole row of that. I then did the P row the same way. By the time i hit the next row- i had few stitches left and realized i had a problem. I was shown how to unknit- but it wasn't working well for me- so i've basically been pulling it off by hand and rescuing my stitches. I got it back to where i was before i started- however- now it appears I am set up to knit on the wrong side. (Not sure if this will make sense- but my yarn ball and initial string are both on the right side of my knitting). When I initially started this- it was all on the right side.

Is my method of taking stitches off not something i should do.

How can i correct this and get myself on the right side. Any help would be appreciated. Sorry if i'm not using the right terms!