HI Everyone! Thanks so much for taking the time to read this. I've been trying to knit a pair of slippers from a great free pattern I found in Ravelry. I have been getting stuck at the same place a couple of times and I just can't figure out what the pattern is trying to get me to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Here's part of the pattern. I've highlighted the areas I'm having problems with.
Purl row: Purl 25 stitches; switch to another needle (reserve needle), purl 2 stitches, knit 6 stitches, purl 2 stitches; switch back to original needle, purl 25 stitches. Break yarn.
Bottom of Slipper:
Position stitches so that nothing is twisted, the top of the slipper is facing down, and the purl bumps from the last row are facing out. Starting at the back of the slipper (openend), move three stitches from the right-hand needle to the left-hand needle. Join new
yarn, knit 6 stitches. Turn, knit 7 stitches. Turn, knit 8 stitches. Turn.
Knit 7 stitches, ssk, turn.
Knit 7 stitches, k2t, turn.
Repeat these two rows until there are 40 stitches total. Knit 9 stitches, turn. Knit 10 stitches, turn.
Continue decreases as before, with two more stitches to knit, (Knit 9 stitches, ssk, turn.Knit 9 stitches, k2t, turn.) until you have 20 stitches total. There should be 10 stitcheson the needle on reserve and another 10 stitches on the working needle. You will be
moving stitches from your reserve needle onto the working needle as you continue to decrease.
k1, k2t, k6, k2t, turn.
k1, k2t, k5, k2t, turn.
k1, k2t, k4, k2t, turn.
k1, k2t, k3, k2t, turn.
You should now have two sets of six stitches.
The first question I have is: Does the 40 stitches stated above include the stitches in the reserve needle?
Secondly: At which point during the k1,k2t,k6,k2t,turn do I move a stitch from the reserve needle?
Thanks so much everyone!!