I got through the Twin Trees section with Salmonmac’s help, and it looks great!
But now, looking ahead to the Flower Garden Section, I have another question. The first row says: **Row 1 (RS): Inc 1 in first st, p10, k1b (twisted knit st), p11; rep from , end, p1
Does this mean I should knit an increase into the first stitch, and then purl 10, or does it mean I should purl an increase into the first of those 10 stitches? I’m baffled.
Also, I’d like to make a swatch with [this pattern](file:///Users/dorisschmidt/Downloads/Knit-Pattern-Tree-of-Life-Afghan-70122AD.PDF) so I don’t make mistakes in the afghan that’s already underway. How many stitches should I cast on to make my swatch, so that it will be the right number for the pattern? I tried to work it out myself and came up with 48, but I don’t trust my attempt at math.
As always, thanks in advance for any advice you can offer - I’m so grateful to have this forum for my questions!