I’m knitting a Baby Sleeper Bag from a pattern. The pattern begins thus:
"Beg. at neck edge w/ #3 dpn;s and main color, cast on 68 sts. Work in K1 P1 ribbing for 8 rows. Change to #4 circular needle. P12, place a marker (front), P10 place a marker (sleeve), etc…
A picture of the finished item can be seen here:
When I began, I cast on to the #3 dpn’s, [B][COLOR=Red]joined[/COLOR][/B] the work, and did the K1 P1 ribbing in the round. I’ve been reading the pattern over and over and not understanding how it will result in the expected item. Now I am thinking perhaps I was wrong to [COLOR=Red][B]Join [/B][COLOR=Black]the work when I did. The pattern never said to do that, I just assumed it because I was using dpn’s.
Was I supposed to knit those first 8 rows flat (thus leaving the neck area open) and join after I switched to the circular needles?
Thanks for your input!
I don’t want to keep knitting only to find out I have made a nice tight closed neck opening to pull over a newborns head, lol!