I've been knitting this cowl
and I really like the pattern. It is a repeat of 4 rows and once I got the hang of it I could lay the instructions aside and just "read" the stitches to figure out what to do next.
Of course I went wrong a few times
And of course I didn't notice untill I was quite far ... so I left it that way
But that is not what I'm bumped about.
I am currently blocking the cowl and I am trying to anticipate my next move: seaming the two sides together with a kitchener stitch. I've read quite a bit on the matter and watched some video's. It looks so easy - so obvious. But when I try it, I don't get a result I can live with.
I made a very short project to practice on - it has the provisional cast on and the starting row as described in the pattern. The last knitted row is indeed row 2 as mentioned. But somehow these rows don't add up when I try to use the kitchener stitch. I figured they should, as I basically need to "sew row 3" inbetween the two rows. But it doesn't work
Here's what I get:
I tried the "usual" kitchener stitch (knit, purl, purl, knit) on the lace part. This works OK on one row, but the other looks like it is purled: the top is OK (apart from one mistake I made) but the bottom isn't. I don't get why this happens - or what to do against it.
Is it even possible to do a kitchiner stitch on a yarn over? On both sides?
For the moss stitches I tried to work follow the 8 steps from this description
, but as you can see (in the middle) this really looks awful.
I then tried to do the same as for stockinette and this does work but I don't really like to suddenly have a row of stockinette there. I know that it is just one of the 200 or so, but still - the idea of kitchener stitch is that there's no seam and there will be when I try to do it this way.
It seems like none of the other people on Ravelry that used this pattern had any problems on this part, so I am wondering whether I am missing the obvious