The stitch pattern: Cast on a multiple of 12 plus 3 stitches
Row 1: K1, K2tog, *k4, (k1, yo, k1) in next st (double increase using yo), k4, sl next 2 sts together as if to knit, k1, psso (double decrease); rep from * end ssk, k1.
Row 2: Purl
A few things:
1.) The pattern says to cast on a multiple of 12 stitches plus 3 (includes an extra stitch on each side for a selvage stitch). So I cast on 27 and it doesn't seem to be working with the pattern, am I doing something wrong?
2.) A selvage stitch is when you slip the first and last stitch as if to knit? If so, then are you supposed to slip the first stitch, then knit the next one, or do you slip the first one then k2 tog?
3.) When the pattern says, in next st (double increase using yo), is that referring to the (k1, yo, k1) part or does it mean to increase in the first of the next k4 stitches?