Hi, I have new questions about stuffed animal patterns, as usual.
The pattern was Clarie Garland’s early work, Ravelry: Bamber the Labrador Puppy pattern by Claire Garland, when her pattern did not call for four types of different mohair yarn. Sorry, off the topic.
I am still at the early stage of the pattern and have already frogged once. Not surprising, as I always have difficulties with her designs. Gorgeous final work, but painful knitting and making up.
I am confused by the highlight section in the picture. Why do I need to slip all stitches purlwise? I already have equal stitches on two needles. What does that accomplish?
For this part, does this mean I need to pick up new stitches for the ear shaping? And should I leave the 26 stitches (13 stitches on each needle) alone?
For the head-shaping part, the pattern again asks for picking up 13 stitches. What do I do with the 26 stitches left on two needles if I pick up new stitches?
I apologize for including the patterns here. I will remove them once my questions are resolved.