First, I need to vent. I AM SO F*$&%^# FRUSTRATED. I really want to cry right now. I actually poured myself a drink to calm the f*** down. It's not actually the cables... I'm stressed out at work, feeling badly about myself, and since I knit to relax the fact that this f****** project is driving me crazy makes me want to BREAK something.
Ok done ranting.
Can someone look at this pattern:http://www.theinsideloop.com/Issue4/Patterns/snarlabbar.html
and answer these questions?
1) Why do my cables look like mouse turds? Specifically, instead of looking like cables, it looks like the stitches are being stretched really tightly and it looks like a jumbled mess. Does that make sense? I've read the directions, I've looked at the pictures, and it's just not working. What am I doing wrong? I'm thinking that I'm putting what SHOULD be the "bad" side of the cable on the outside of the wristlet. I don't understand why the stitches don't "flow" nicely, though... instead, it looks like they're jumping over each other. So strange. Which brings me to my next question:
2) Second, this pattern makes no f****** sense. I think I'm getting screwed up on the right side/ wrong side deal. If I'm knitting on DPNs, is the right side the side that faces me as I'm knitting (on the inside of the wristlets), or away from me (the outside of the wristlets, the side that faces the world)?
3) This is building on a k2,p2 ribbing. On the second cable row, if I [k2,p2]x2 then p1,k4,p1, the cable (on the outside of the wristlet) switches from being made by knit stitches to purl stitches. Shouldn't I be doing k1,p4,k1? Is this true for the entire pattern? Should I always knit wherever it says purl and vice versa? That's just stupid.
If anyone can shed some light on the right side/ wrong side deal, it would be MUCH appreciated. It would also keep me from breaking my knitting needles and giving up on knitting for a few years (been there, done that).
a very stressed out and pissed off homestar