i’d just like to say first of all, that as a new knitter, this site has helped me so much! it is so wonderful to have a resource with such wonderful information and videos. thanks to everyone who has contributed!
ok - here is my question:
i’m down to the last 3 rows of these adorable baby booties. i’m creating the straps (sort of like a mary jane).
row 26: k11, bo 23, k11 - [I]got this part (thanks to this forum!!!)[/I] :woot:
now the pattern calls for you to start the right strap
row 27: k11, co12 using longtail cast on and second strand as the thumb strand, cut strand leaving 8" tail.
row: 28-29: k23
i knit the first 11 stitches which put me to my co area. i cast on my stitches using a second strand and longtail cast on. now do i knit with the second strand? why doesn’t the pattern tell you how long to actually “make” the second strand so that you have enough to knit with for the last 3 rows? is this just something you would know as an experienced knitter?
thanks so much for any offerings of help.
i was going to try to post a link to the pattern but since i’m a new member, it won’t allow me to. if you are interested, just google “saartje’s bootees”.