so, you can probably guess that i'm new to knitting. i rented a book from the library and i am having trouble making sense of the instructions. i am using douple-pointed needles.
i have figured out the first steps (casting on, splitting it across the needles, knitting the first row). BUT, i start to get caught up on this part:
Rnd 2: k1, m1, repeat around -- 18 stitches total
the first few tries, i got 24 total stitches, which to me makes sense because (1+1)12 = 24. i then tried only doing the alternation of "k1, m1" on each needle, which gave me 21 total stitches (4 knits with 3 makes).
i'm obviously missing something here, because i checked the author's website, and this pattern doesn't have any corrections listed. i eagerly await any help you may be able to offer!