Question about changing yarn and starting a new row and stitch

by Anne
(Arkansas)

I am supposed to change to a new color of yarn and then kfb, sl 1 purlwise wyib, k1 repeat to last st, k 1, (1 st increased)

I can't get this row started at all, because the stitches fall apart from the start. The new yarn does not stay in place at all.

I admit to being a beginning knitter, but the instructions seem fairly simple. The pattern is from mairlynd.de/ (?) It's a shawl worked flat from the upper right tip towards the left edge. I am not smart enough to add a picture to this!

I would appreciate any help you could offer! I am really stumped!

Thanks so much!

Anne

YOUR ANSWER


If I am understanding you correctly the pattern is telling you to knit into the front, back and front of the first stitch on your needle?

Normally what I do is to anchor the ends of both yarns with my right hand as I start knitting the row and then tie the two ends together after 10 stitches or so.

If this does work for you, it might be a good idea to tie the new yarn to the tail of the old yarn and slip the knot up close to the first stitch before you start knitting the row.

Hope this helps...

Click here to post comments

Return to Answered Knitting Questions.

Couldn't Find What You Were Looking for?

Try searching the site using the search box below:

Custom Search









Recent Articles

  1. Knitting Patterns

    Dec 02, 18 06:14 PM

    True knitters can never have enough knitting patterns in there collection because you never know when the mood to start a new project will hit you and the first step is invariably hunting through that…

    Read More

  2. Easy Knitting Patterns

    Dec 02, 18 06:09 PM

    These easy knitting patterns are suitable for anyone that has learned the basic knitting techniques (how to knit, how to purl, how to cast on and off) and are really for something a little more challe…

    Read More

  3. How to Knit Baby Booties

    Nov 20, 18 08:19 PM

    When I asked for suggestions for new pages on this site how to knit baby booties was one suggestion that many, many, people requested. So here it is. On this page we will go through the steps to knit…

    Read More



Subscribe Here: