My nan taught me to knit when I was young - just the knit one, purl one type thing, and I would like to start knitting for my own children. Dolly scarves, pot holders, basic bunnies that type of thing. All practical, no patterns etc.
So I am going to have to ask some basic questions; so sorry! Most of it is just assurance.
I have picked up a vintage pattern, I would think 1950's (British) and am using that, for a cable caridgan with a nice big collar for my son. No problem on all the old and new size needles, I have figured that bit out.
For the back it says 'cast on for 72 sts' so I guess that means I do 72 stitches when I cast on.
'work in k, 1, p, 1, rib for 2 inches, ending in wrong side'. Originally I was thinking what the bloomin' hell is a rib stitch, but I figure that it's referring to the rib effect that the knit one purl one will create? And I understand that wrong side means finish on a recessive bit of the rib, not the protruding bit of the rib.
If I get this right, then I'll understand all the rest of the pattern for the back. (I'm not going to start thinking about the front yet . . . )
Any help would be greatly appreciated. If I've got it wrong tell me please.