Help!! I have no idea what I’m doing…

I’ve been knitting this baby blanket. It’s a sampler afghan from red heart. I’m trying to use up yarn stash and work through all the projects I already have on the go. Blankets are a great stash buster.

This project has been a blast so far. I love samplers blanket. I’m not a huge fan of arylic yarn but, I have bunch I’m trying to knit through.


By the end of last week I had three 10″ squares done.  This will be a rainbow blanket. Yellow, orange, pink in the first row. Purple, blue, green in the second row. The I will repeat row 1 & 2 again. The blanket should be approx. 30″ by 40″. I’m thinking I will finish it off with a grey boarder.

Like I said, all was going great… Then yeaterday I started the purple square.

The #4 pattern name is daisy chain. It’s so pretty. Normally, I can totally speak knitting lingo and read a pattern fairly well. But, this pattern makes me feel like I have no clue what I am doing. It involves wrapping the yarn a bunch of times over the needle then slipping stitches. It sort of makes sense but, I am beyond confused and fustrated.

It has taken me two days (approx. 6 hours of knitting) to get to row 20. I’m 99 percent sure I’m doing it wrong. It totally does not look like the picture.

So, I’m left with two choices since, I will not allow myself to give up.

  1. Just keep knitting. Ripping it out and try again till I get it right.
  2. Move on to the next square and leave this crazy pattern till last.

I’m leaving towards option two. My brain hurts from trying to figure this out. However, if any of my blog readers have tried this pattern or are willing to take a look at and can explain it to me, that would amazing! I’ve already been on ravelry and YouTube with zero luck. I’m so stumped!

 The pattern

 

What I’m doing  

I believe my problem lies in the slipping of the stitches but, that’s just a guess.

The pattern is available as free download here.

I’m on square #4 on page 3. Its called daisy chain.

Like I said, any help would be greatly appericated. You can email smashleestitches@gmail.com or comment on this post.

Thanks for reading!!

Smashlee

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