I'm knitting with some lovely Debbie Bliss alpaca/silk yarn, making a jacket in double moss stitch. I'm trying to keep track of the row that I am on by using a stitch counter, recording the row of the four row pattern that I have just finished. Hope that makes sense!!
The problem that I have is that I have gone wrong in the pattern, having added an extra row of something, making the moss stitch look wrong. I have undone the rows above it, found where I starting to go wrong and knitted the next row. Ok, the 4 row pattern is:
Row 1: K1 P1 K1 P1
Row 2: P1 K1 P1 K1
Row 3: P1 K1 P1 K1
Row 4: K1 P1 K1 P1
I decided that this corrected row was a P1 K1 row, but now I can't tell if I now need to do another P1 row i.e. that it is Row 3 in pattern, or a K1, Row 4. Clear as mud as they say here in the UK!
I think what I really need, is to know how to look at my knitting and tell which row I am on by how it looks. I don't feel very smart right now and just get confused when I look at it....
Can anyone help me? Should I take a close up photo and try and post it here?
Waiting patiently for help...
Happy new year to all you knitters out there: I never knew that the knitting fratternity was big!!