So, here’s the pattern: (It’s a knitted wig from knitty!)
[Knitty’s list of standard abbreviations can be found here]
2 X 2 rib
Row 1 [RS]: K3, [p2, k2] to last st, k1.
Row 2 [WS]: P3, [k2, p2] to last st, p1.
Using straight needles or one set of circulars, cast on 96 sts.
Work in 2 x 2 rib until the piece is as long as the distance between the bottom of your chin, and your eyebrow (about 6.5"), ending with a WS row.
NOTE: The extra stitches along the edge of the work will balance the width of the first and last ribs. Later on, when the bangs are added, these stitches will become parts of purl ribs.
If more length in the main body of the wig is desired, work more rows at this point.
Next row [RS]: work as before, but slip the first and last stitch.
With RS facing and using backward loop cast on, loosely CO 32 sts. The backward loop cast on allows for plenty of stretch.
Div sts onto DPNs or circulars and join to work in the round with the RS of the wig facing out, being careful not to twist stitches. The first stitch will be a p; follow rib pattern after that.
Work in 2x2 rib for 10 rows.
NOTE: The extra stitches that were at the beginning and end of the work up to this point become parts of purl ribs where the bangs join - see diagram A below for example.
How do I end with a wrong side row?
If I’ve already cast on 96 sts, doesn’t that mean I’ve already established the length?
How are there going to be extra stitches?
Basically, I need a bunch of clarification.
Thanks in advance! I’ve got the basic idea down, but interpreting patterns is turning out to be harder than I thought!