I am confused about which is the RS and which is the WS. I’m also not totally sure that it matters but its slightly bothering me because at the make up stage it says to put WSs together, sew, then turn inside out so that WS is now RS. Then they are felted so I suppose the felting may have better results with a particular stitch type on the outside.
Basic instruction is
Cast on row in edging colour
K 5 rows
Change to main colour, work st st and decrease row
on this row I considered it a WS row as it is row 6, making the assumption that row 1 was RS. However as I needed to change colour I decided to knit this row rather than start with WS row of st st, purl, as I would get in knots trying to change colour and weave in the ends on a purl row. I also felt it would be a neater colour change if I knitted this row because you get that dashed line of colour on the purl side don’t you?
Anyway, I knitted it and kind of thought what does it matter, it’ll be okay.
Cast on new stitches at end of every row from RS
When work measures 50cm cast off stitches at beginning of every row from WS.
When work measures 73cm purl 1 row from WS.
I no longer know if I am knitting the right side or purling the right side and just really confused.
I think the cast on at end of row is the knit row (at end of row turn, cast on, then purl).
I think the cast off at beginning of row is the purl row.
I’m not sure about the purl row mentioned, is it just the second row of st st?? Or is it saying that I should do a purl row amidst my knit side? But then why would I do that when they are just plain simple felted slippers?
Is the knit side the right side?
And that end purl row would be the wrong side anyway?
And at the end when it says sew wrong sides together that would be purl on inside, then turn inside out so purl on the outside?? I’m half guessing it felts better with the bumpy purl.
Sorry. I know this is a long confusing question
I do have an additional question, just in case anyone got this far and is still reading!
Last 5 rows are knit, it says change to second colour or leave as main colour. I don’t understand why the colour would change here when the contrasting band has already been produced at the beginning of the work. What are these last 5 rows making?
Thanks for reading