K, I'm still a "newbie" (only been knitting about 7 months). So, I'm having some trouble w/ some "tricky directions" for a fairly simple pattern. I'm practicing reading patterns so I'm not stumped with each new thing that comes up. . .
A couple of things are confusing me from this pattern (in [COLOR="red"]red[/COLOR] below) from Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'n Bitch book, for [COLOR="Magenta"][B]Cricket's Technicolor techno-cozy[/B][/COLOR]:
A = pink
B = lime
C = ORANGE
With A, CO 16 (18, 20) sts. (k, got that)
Working in ST st throughout, work 2 rows A, (got that too )
*4 rows B, 2 rows C, 4 rows B, [COLOR="Red"][B]**[/B][/COLOR] 8 rows A. (K, [COLOR="Red"][B]red [/B][/COLOR]flag!)
Direction from pg. 157 of this book states that when you see an asterisk, repeat what comes after it for the number of times given, and that's it -- simple enough. So, is this a double-asterisk at the end of this instruction? If so, what does that mean? Am I going crazy? (moving right along. . . )
Rep from * 2 times more, then from * to ** once. (think I got that)Cont with A, work 2 rows. Piece should measure approx 10 1/2".
BO 2 sts, k to end of row.
BO 5 (2, 2) sts, [COLOR="red"]p 0[/COLOR] (6,[COLOR="red"]0[/COLOR]) (red flag #2) what does this mean "p 0 ie. zero?" and why for the 2nd lgr. size does it jump to 6 and then for the next lgr size does it go back to zero -- how do I purl, BO or CO zero? I won't bore you with the rest (unless you want the rest, let me know I'll add it). . . but as a (slightly OCD, I'll admit) newbie can you see how this is might drive me batty? I'm stumped and refuse to jimmy-rig this.
Anyone help PLEASE -- thanks! :muah: