I found a pattern for the Jiffy 'Cascading Leaves' Throw, and I'm having trouble working the pattern. I'm a pretty new knitter, and this is my 1st attempt at something more complicated than a scarf.
It says to co 1 st.
How do I cast on just 1 stitch? Do I just make a slip knot?
Row 1 states: Work (k1, yo, k1) in the front loop of the st, making 3 sts.
How do I do this? I tried and it came out looking like a loose blob. I knit the st, keeping the st on the left needle, then tried to yo, but couldn't figure out how to do it w/the rt needle in the lp on the left needle, then i k the lp remaining on the left needle.
Row 2 states: p3, which was ok.
Row 3 states: p1, m1, k1, m1, p1.
I can't make 1 because there was no running thread between the sts, like there usually is between the last and next sts.
Row 4 states: k1, m1, p2, (p front lp, then k back lp) of next st, k1.
Again had trouble with m1. Also, I couldn't figure out how to p front lp and k back lp. Do I keep the yarn in front after I purl and knit like that, or move yarn to the back after purl and knit like that?
That's as far in the pattern as I got, since my work was not resembling a leaf, or any st I have ever used in any way, and it was just blob like.
Here is the link to the throw.
Please help. The pattern is so cute and I really want it to look good.