This is the first thing other than a hat and a pair os socks done on straight needles that I have ever done. I think I might have bitten off more than I can chew with this pattern. http://www.minidata.co.nz/major/freepatt/patt01.htm
Here are the directions where I am stuck.
[color=red]**Now is the time to divide things up If you prefer it put each section on a separate length of spare yarn - I don’t usually bother if I am knitting the sleeves first. BUT if you want to make this totally seamless, see the note at the end.
Sleeve: Slip sts from first (front) section up to marker (should be 22 sts) on to right hand needle.
Cast on 2 sts, knit across sleeve section (27 sts), turn and cast on 2 sts, purl back.
Continue to work in stockinette st for 22 rows.[/color]
I have the first batch of slip stitches on the right needle like she said...My question is how in the world do I get the yarn which is now on the right needle to the left needle to cast on 2 stitches? How do you knit something you can't get too. Should I forget this pattern at this time? It seems more advanced than what I am. I just wanted to make this for my first grandchilds Christmas. But I feel like I am banging my head against the wall :wall: ! Thanks to whomever can try to help me.