This is my current piece. I’m a newbie knitter, self taught. I really only know the cast on and the knit stitch. This scarf being made with Caron Cakes Cherry Chip is helping me practice not only knit but purl stitches. I am trying to do two rows of knit stitch followed by two rows of purl stitch. Sometimes though, I do deviate from the planned pattern and to be honest, I do not know why or how. I have been trying to keep rows accurate by writing down but I am still finding sections where it looks like four rows of purl or only one row of knit. I usually beat myself up way too much and would be ripping out and starting over constantly. However, ok … I admit I did restart twice … but won’t rip out anymore unless a true emergency happens.