Have just recently taken up knitting and crochet again since I now have spare time again. Am experiencing serious learning curve on one particular pattern. Working on Panda Silk Fan Shawl and have not been able to figure out how to cast on 25 stitches, pick up 25 stitches from previous motif and then knit all 50 stitches for first row (WS). When I get to the point where the picked up stitches meet the cast-on stitches, all I get is a lotta, lotta yarn loops/knots that cannot be pulled snug on the needle. I have made the first module and have attached module 3 but cannot for the life of me work instructions for beginning module 2 altho I’ve worn the yarn to thread from trying. Following are abbreviated pattern instructions:
MODULE 1: (edits in rows 10-13 made 9/28/09)
CO 50 sts using #6 needle
1 (wrong side) Knit
3 Purl . . . . .
MODULE 2: CO 25 sts, with right side facing, pick up and knit 25 sts along right side of module 1. Complete as for module 1.
MODULE 3: Pick up and knit 25 sts along left side of module 1. Turn and using cable cast on, CO 25 sts. Complete as for module 1.
Continue adding modules as shown in drawing below.
As I want this to be a Christmas present for my stepmom, any help understanding what I’m doing wrong beginning module 2 will be sincerely appreciated. Thanks.