Hi, I'm new to knitting. I started a purse using 24" circular needles. For the bottom of the purse, the directions stated that I should cast on 40 sts and work in garter stitch for 30 rows...which is what I have been doing (almost like knitting with straight needles), but something feels wrong.
The directions then become more complicated. (For me) . After the 30 rows (15 ridges) I need to: (1). Pick up and knit 15 sts on side, (2). Pick up and knit 40 sts on long side, and (3). Pick up and knit 15 sts on the side. (4). Knit the 40 that were still on the needle: 110 sts. (5). Place a marker for the beginning of the round.
I wondered if I should start over? What is the difference between rows & ridges? Thank you for your help!
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