View Full Version : Need some help - newbie mistake

01-10-2009, 10:02 PM
I'm a new knitter and I am working on my first real project which is a hat for my daughter. My stitch marker fell off and I didn't realize it for a while and kept on knitting. Now I have no idea where the beginning of my row is. What should I do now? Should I just knit on and hope for the best? Is there any way to tell? Thanks for any help!

01-10-2009, 10:06 PM
I assume you're knitting this in the round? The easiest way for me to see is I look for the yarn tail (the little bit of yarn left over from when you cast on). When I see that, I know I'm at the beginning.

01-10-2009, 11:20 PM
You can also try counting the columns of stitches; when the column of stitches on the edge of each needle has the same amount of stiches, you are at the beginning of the round.

01-10-2009, 11:31 PM
I'd look for the tail, too. If you're off by a stitch or two, it really won't make much difference on a hat.

01-11-2009, 12:03 AM
Thanks! I ended up figuring out I could just count up from the tail so I think I've got it, maybe off by a stitch. I need to get some real stitch markers!