Good morning! I'm new to this board, and just as new to knitting. I have learned how to cast on, knit and purl, and that's all. I was thrilled to find all the dishcloth patterns from Dishcloth Botique, since they will allow me to learn new stitches and techniques without getting in over my head with a large project.
Now for my problem. I've started Little Houses on page 4 of the free dishcloth patterns, and my work does not look like the picture. I diligently studied the online tutorial for the SSK stitch here, and am doing it just like the video shows. But I'm wondering why I'm not getting the same look as the picture in the pattern. Do I need to insert the left needle into the back of the slipped stitches instead of the front?
Here is a link to the pattern on page 4; it is called Little Houses:
And here is a picture of my work so far. I have just finished Row 12:
If anyone has a clue as to what I'm doing wrong, please holler. Thanks so much!
Oh, and if it looks like I'm on the right track but the design just isn't coming through yet, please let me know that as well. I feel an Excedrin moment coming on! My stitches are not very uniform, I know that, but I'm hoping that will improve with practice.