diagonal baby afghan pattern edges
I am just starting to knit the above from Red Heart Buttercup. I knit about six inches doing the following.
Cast on 4 sts.
Row 1 Knit.
Row 2 and on: slip 1 purlwise,k1,yo and knit to end of row.
It seems the edges are shorter than the rest and it will not lie flat. Would it be better to knit the first stitch, slip the first stitch knitwise or what should I do? I tried not to make the first stitch tight when slipping purlwise as well. This yarn is lumpy and bumpy so not easy to knit.