So, here we have my first long knitting project. It is the pinafore dress, from the Debbie Bliss Essential Baby book. Has anyone made it? I love this pattern, I really do. If I was not so determined for Anna to have it though, I would have quit a while ago.
First, size two needles, 117 stitches (that is just for the front, it is not knit in the round) and seed stitch takes me a long, long time. Eight minutes a row, and that is if there are no interruptions, which does not exist in my house, so let's say more like 15 minutes a row.
The smallest size needles I have ever used are 7's, so this is a bit of a change.
I seriously spend two days on the first eight rows or so. The reason is that little eyelet row. Can you see it? It gets hemmed, when the dress is finished, so it looks more like a scalloped edge. My problem was this:
The pattern said knit in St stitch, work two rows
Eyelet row: K1, *yo, K2 tog*
Work three rows.....Okay, I can do this.
So, that is what I did, I knit three eyelet rows................over, and over, and over. I kept counting my stitches, thinking I made a mistake every time, because I just did not get why it was not coming out.
Thank the sweet lord that my two sisters knit, because they showed me that the patttern was saying to knit one eyelet row, then continue in St stitch for three rows.
I know I am new to this fine craft, but am I crazy to think that it should have said continue in St stitch for another three rows?
I guess if you have knit an eyelet stitch before you would have known, but if you haven't, just a heads up.
Jeeez, I sure feel like a dummy!