I am wanting to start my third project now and I am trying to pick increasingly more difficult patterns each time, so I learn something new with each project. BTW, I will soon post a pic of my second project, the Heart Sachet, which is almost done. The pattern I have chosen for my next project is this one:
I always read through the pattern first to make sure I have everything I need and also to make sure I can do it all. The Stitch Glossary I pretty much understand (this will be my first attempt at cables), the Note part I understand, but what I am not getting is the first row of the pattern and the description under Bag Back that says, “Keeping 1 st at each side in St st, work remaining sts in Pat St in until 29 rows have been completed.” What does “Keeping 1 st at each side in St st” mean? Also, the part of the first row that I don’t understand is that it says to cast on 126 sts in the Bag Back section, but when I count the first row of stitches I count up only 93. Can anyone help me with my misunderstandings?