I’m a fairly new knitter and am going to attempt Bella’s Mittens. The pattern reads “Cast on 43 stitches and join in the round using the Magic Loop Method” Then Rows 1 thru 6 read [P1, K1] x 12, P1, K12, [P1,K1] x 3.
I’ve watched the Magic Loop video a million times. I’m still confused. Do I cast on the 43, then separate the stitches and begin Row 1 of the pattern? I’ve never used circular needles before, can’t I just join and then start the pattern? I don’t HAVE to use the Magic Loop method to have it turn out the same right?