I’m a fairly new knitter starting a simple baby kimono. I’ve cast on 40 stitches, have knitted in garter stitch for 4 inches, and now the pattern says:
“Using the “thumb” or “backward loop” cast-on method, CO 3 stitches at the beginning of each of the next 16 rows.”
This is a new move for me and one that I just can’t seem to wrap my mind around. I normally use the long tail cast on method. Based on advice from this web site, I think I understand the backward loop cast on. What I don’t understand is how to add that to the rows that I already have. I’ve been experimenting by knitting a few rows and then using backward loop cast on for 3 stitches. When I finish casting on the 3 stitches, I start knitting at the beginning of the row. When I get to the 3rd stitch (the first CO stitch), however, it appears that I have 2 stitches stuck together and, thus, I can’t knit it. Any advice?
FYI: I’m using the baby kimono pattern in the Mason-Dixon Knitting book by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne.
Thanks for your help!