Ok, so while I was making this, I decided that I’m good at knitting and I’m good at purling, but I’m not so good when I have to do them together. It’s not so much counting the stitches, but I knit very tightly, I always have, and it is hard for me to get the needle through for the next row. Because of this issue that I have, this took way longer than it should have, but I think it came out ok. I definitely have room for improvement, but my supportive husband Josh told me that it was really nice and I should make another one and not give up. He’s the best.
With the support of my husband and the wisdom of my mom and YouTube, I decided that I would give this another try. So it turns out that I wasn’t moving the tread from the front to the back of my work between the knit and purls…hehe. I fixed this so the second one turned out WAY better than the first. It’s a little harder to see the pattern in mine than the original pattern example because I used the variegated yarn instead of the solid color, bit I love me some color in my life, so I’m good with it. This only took me about 45 minutes once I got all of my issues worked out, so I hope you’ll give it a try. If you need help getting started, please see my Knitting Basics for Anyone post, which includes purling.
I like the boarder on this one. I think it’s cute 🙂
I even like the wrong slide of it.
I hope that this can be an example of how a little mistake can mess something up, and as soon as you fix it, awesome things can happen. Never give up on something you really want to do and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you know you need it.