I’m making what seems to be a pretty popular bag from the free pattern section of Berroco. It is the Brea bag http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/brea/brea.html.
I am having some difficulty understanding how to start knitting in the pattern stitch. I’ve only gotten to Row 5 out of 29 rows total.
Can someone who’s made this bag please help me?
I’d like to know the following:
When knitting in the pattern stitch, it says “…Keeping 1 st at each side in St st…” What exactly does that mean? Does that mean that at the beginning of each of the 29 rows, you knit the first & last stitches of each row?
How many stitches should I have starting row 5? I calculated that I should have 110 (126 cast on - 16 decreased stitches ( 8 on each rs row, rows 1 & 3). But, I actually have 109… Am I right with my calculation of 110?
Thank you so much!!!