By all accounts, I'm rather new at knitting. When I was a senior in college I threw out my back and couldn't move for a week. My roommate at the time was knitting and I asked her to show me. That fall I made a couple one color scarves for my niece.
Now I want to make one for myself but need a lot of help. I want to do a checkered pattern alternating purl and knit stitch with orange yarn and navy yarn. eg: the scarf if 28 stitches wide, I'd want 14 purl orange, then 14 knit navy for 10 rows to make a squre of orange and a square of navy. Then I'd change the color to alternate.
I've never changed color mid-row and I have no idea what this entails. Does anyone have any advice for me? I could really use some help!