Last night I cast on and started knitting the shamrock dishcloth I mentioned yesterday. I was knitting it while watching "Celtic Women" on PBS. (If that couldn't give me good knitting karma, nothing could!) And I was plugging along fine, slowly but surely, and ended on row 13 before going to bed. This afternoon I picked it up again and knit a few more rows. I'm doing this on straight needles and the cloth is wider than the needles, so it stays scrunched up and is hard to monitor my progress as I knit. After today's few rows I moved the piece to a circular as a stitch holder to take a closer look. And alas, I discovered the following:
A little closer....
So where did I go wrong? That ladder is definitely not part of the pattern. I haven't dropped a stitch. What's going on? This is only happening on one side of the shamrock -- the other side looks fine.
I suppose it's a good thing this yarn is green, since I'll be frogging back most of my progress tonight. But I don't want to re-knit it until I know what I did wrong. Any insights, oh ye wise knitters?