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...

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