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apeterson711
10-29-2011, 12:07 AM
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/50073AD.html

I'm trying to make this blanket - since it says beginner, I thought it'd be easy enough but I'm having some problems! Once I get to row 18 is when things go weird. I always end up with extra stitches. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong when I switch from purling to knitting and vice versa? or I'm picking them up wrong? I would greatly appreciate any help, before I go crazy :)

GrumpyGramma
10-29-2011, 12:16 AM
How many extra stitiches do you have at row 18?

BTW that is a very nice blanket.

apeterson711
10-29-2011, 12:22 AM
I've gotten to row 18 twice and unraveled both times - I believe I had 10 or 11 extra stitches both times.

Isn't it pretty?! I really want to be able to make it!

salmonmac
10-29-2011, 05:55 AM
When you change from knitting to purling (and vice versa) be sure to bring the yarn between the needles. You may be bringing the yarn over the needle when you change stitch pattern. That can create a yarn over which looks like an extra st on the needle and since you change pattern about 11 times that would account for your extra sts. Here's a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epLZfxF64nI) for ribbing but it shows you what between the needles looks like when you switch from one st to the other..

apeterson711
10-29-2011, 09:54 AM
I watched the video, that is exactly what I was doing wrong. Thank you so much for your help :)