I am new to this list and website (which I love and will share with my fellow knitters at the library!) and I am hoping that someone can set me straight.
I am working on Patons' Hooded Poncho to Knit which can be obtained for free on their website after becoming a member (also free) at www.patonsyarn.com/index. After casting-on with siz US 15 needles, the pattern says to change to size US 11 needles, K1 and make a "loop stitch" in all stiches until the last stitch, where you would K1. To make a loop I am supposed to K into the stitch, but not take original st off the left needle, yf (which I understand means to bring the yarn to the front between the 2 needles), wrap the yarn around my thumb, yb, slip the newly made st back onto the left needle and knit the 2 sts tog.
My question is about the placement of the yarn. Should the yb go back between the needles or around the left needle? Will this newly made loop be "anchored" in this row, or am I supposed to be able to "pull" it inot different lengths? :?
I've never done this type of st before and would appreciate the experience of another knitter.