I just started knitting a hat but havnt gotten very far before becoming very confused by a few instructions in the pattern. I was hoping someone would be able to help me out.
First place I got confused: The pattern explains a provisional cast on like this
“Provisional Cast-On: Using K crochet hook and contrasting color bulky yarn, ch 16. Fasten off. Cast on by picking up and knitting one st in bump on back of each chain.
The last st on every row is slipped with yarn in front (wyif).”
but goes on to say "Using provisional cast-on, cast on 12 sts."
This didnt make sense to me at all.
Also “4: K4, cable on next 4 sts, K3, sl 1.”… what does it mean to cable on the next 4 stiches?
If you can help at all it would be much appreciated!