I have now completed this pattern 3 times!!! Each time with different results! I cannot figure out what is going on! Please help. Newborn Slippers.
Here are some points that are confusing me...
[COLOR="Red"]Cast on 14 sts.
Working on garter st throughout, as follows:
Inc 1 st at each end of next row and EOR 2 times. 20 sts.
So, do I cast on then inc starting with the very next row, or do I knit a row and then start the increase?
[COLOR="red"]Work 3 rows even.
Dec 1 st at each end of next row and EOR 2 times, ending with WS facing for next row. 14 sts. This completes the sole section.[/COLOR]
Again, do I work 3 rows, and then decrease on the 4th row, or knit one more row and then dec. It confuses me when it says "next row"...like saying NOT this row, but Next row. OR is it saying to knit 3 rows, then on the very next row (4th), decrease?
Also, NO WHERE in the pattern does it establish a WS, so how do I know which side is WS. This is very important because all of the mess ups might be happening because of which side I THINK i'm on....might be different than the side the designer thinks I am on???
Finally (since I can't post the entire pattern out of this book), the next section says "Shape Heel"...
[COLOR="red"]Cast on 4 sts at beg of next row. 18 sts.
Inc 1 st at beg of next row and EOR 2 times, ending with WS facing for next row. 21 sts.[/COLOR]
Cast on 4, then do the increase on the first "cast on" that's on my LH needle? It's actually the 4th, or last, sts that was cast on. Again, because the WS note does not help me.
The next step in the pattern is:
[COLOR="red"]Shape foot opening:
Bind off 12 sts at beg of next row (for foot opening). 9 sts.
Work 9 rows, ending with WS facing for NEXT row.[/COLOR]
There is one more section to shape the other side of the heel and foot opening, but if I can understand the above, I think I can finish.
You know what would really help me as a beginner, as this is a beginners book? Show what the pattern looks like knitted at the end as a flat piece. That way, I can tell which sides the cast ons and bind offs are on. Even if WS is up to me, and I keep the WS the same at all times, then I could see what side to do what. My flat patters are NOT looking like they will form ANYTHING but a UFO!
Please help me!