I would hugely appreciate it if an experienced knitter could help me with this!
I have just knitted the back of a child’s sweater, and am casting off at the back of the neck.
I had 52 stitches on my needle (which was correct).
For the last row, the instruction in the pattern said:
Cast of 12 sts, K27, cast off last 12 sts.
Sl remaining 28 sts onto a thread.
I have followed these instructions to the letter. However what I now have is one live stitch all on its own at the end of the row (this is where I have just finished casting off, and would usually draw the yarn through to make a knot), then my cast-off stitches, then 27 live stitches, then the rest of the cast-off ones.
Surely I should have 28 stitches all together, not one lonely one by itself at the end of a row, then a gap, then 27?! Should I have knitted 28 rather than 27 as it said, or is there a different way to cast off that I should use in this situation?
Hope this makes sense and that someone can help - thanks!