I am working on a Berroco pattern called Julianna. It has dropped stitches.
The issue I have is that the dropped stitches look like holes along the top of the sleeve. The sleeve are knit by picking up stitches. The sleeves are ribbed and do not continue the drop stitch. I am not sure I am binding off correctly where I drop the stitch.
There is a note in the pattern which says “When binding off sts, each time you come to a marked st, drop that st off the needle, allowing it to unravel back down to the beg. Cast on 3 sts and bind these sts off.”
I understand dropping the stitch. I do not understand the cast on/bind off instructions. Do I cast on 3 sts and then bind them all off? Or do I cast on 1 st, bind it off, cast on a 2nd st, bind it off and cast on the 3rd st and bind it off?
What cast on method should I use?
It seemed to work better when I did 1 st at a time. It didn’t make sense to me to cast on 3 and then bind them off.
I cannot find another pattern where it instructs you to do this when you drop a stitch.
Any help would be appreciated. I had the body completed and 1 sleeve 90% done. I took it apart and I have started over. I have tried a few swatches, but I still have a hole. The picture on the pattern does not look like the dropped stitches by the top of the sleeve pull open.