First I had trouble getting started, and reading the pattern was a challenge for me. I have to read a bit of text then switch over to a chart and then switch back to text.
I started again, which is fine since I like this other yarn better. Yes, it’s acrylic, but it’s softer than the plain wool and slightly lighter in color so easier to knit with.
I’m still struggling with switching between text and chart but I wrote down the pattern and continued on.
I got a few rows in again and had to look up a SSP. Slip, slip, purl, which is like the weirdest thing ever.
Then I had to look up how to yarn over after a purl. I’m not a novice knitter, really, but this was odd and maybe I was already frustrated, or tired, or over caffeinated and couldn’t wrap my head around it.
Thank goodness for youtube videos.
I carried on and near the end of row six, a whopping six rows, I didn’t have the right number of stitches between stitch markers.