I am making a poncho that has a split in the front.
The pattern says to Bind off 16 sts at each neck edge (one side on RS the other on WS) working pattern as established.
Would I knit on ‘side one’ of the poncho front binding off 16 sts at neck edge, finish the row on the ‘side two’, on the next row bind off 16 on the ‘side two’ and then finish the row on ‘side one’? I hope that makes sense. I ‘named’ each side to try and make it easier to get what I’m asking.
Then later on in the pattern I have to cast on using M1R method. The directions tell me to M1R giving it an extra twist before putting it on the left needle. Would this be before I actually knit the stitch? Why do you have to do this?
Thanks for any help.
Here is the poncho picture.