I’m a very beginning knitter. I’m attempting to do a simple sweater pattern, seen here: http://www.dailyguideposts.com/giveaways/ClassicT-Top.pdf
Where the sleeves start, it says to “add on” stitches to make the extra length. I assume this is done by casting on additional stitches. I was taught the continental cast on, and it doesn’t seem to work in this situation.
I’ve also attempted using a single cast on, but when I knit the next row, I get a growing strand of yarn between the stitches I just completed, and the cast-on stitches that I need to knit next.
Is there some other method to do this, or do I just need to practice to get my tension right?