I am finishing up a baby cap. The picture is on page 3 of the "Little Sublime hand kint book" (600?). On the front of the book is a picture of a baby girl in a white sweater with pink edging. The hat has a flower adornment on it and the instructions (page 11 FLOWER) are these:
First: cast on one stitch, slip stitch onto left needle
First row: cast on 7 stitches
second row: cast OFF 7 stitches, slip remaining stitch onto left needle DO NOT TURN!
Repeat 1st and 2nd row 13 times
fasten off the remaining stitches.
To finish: Join back seam (of cap) Sew on button (under chin) and run thread through straight edge of flower piece, pull tightly and secure. Attach flower to bonnet.
I cast on with thumb and fingers.
I cast off with needles as if doing a decrease on an edge
I don't know how to do "Don't turn"
I end up with a string (chain) of little hanging rows the linking yarn seems to stretch at will but will not be drawn up so that the little hanging things are closer together.
I think I am doing the "don't turn" piece wrong, but I don't see what difference it makes given that I cast on to the right needle anyway?
How does this "draw up"?
All and every suggestion will be most welcome!