I am making a purse (which I intend to felt) for the first time and the instructions state:
Cast on 80 sts. Join and knit around.
What does that mean? How does one "join" their knitting? I tried to find a video, but didn't see one, so I thought you might be able to help.
Also, and this is a totally different question, I have a lovely yarn that says it gets 3sts/in on #11 needles. If I used a smaller needle, like an 8, would it be possible to get 4sts/in? Or should I just knit a swatch and see what happens?