“Cast on 125sts. Work in St st for 60 inches or until desired length. Next drop st rows (RS) Bind off, dropping every 6th st across.”
To me, these instructions say I should knit stocking stitch for 60 inches, then bind off, THEN do a drop stitch row!
You have it almost right. You cast on 125 a multiple of 6+5), knit St st for the length you want and then[I] as you bind off [/I] drop the 6th stitch down all across. So knit 1, knit the next 1, lift over (1 bound off), k1, lift over (2 bo), k1, lift over (3 bo), k1, lift over (4 bo), (5 stitches used) and let the next stitch drop to the bottom (you’ll have to make it drop, it won’t do it on its own), thereafter (k1, bo) 5 times and then drop one. Repeat to the end, ending with a bo5.
That will work along the bind off edge, but what I don’t get is how it ends up looking at the beginning. If all you do is cast on and start knitting when you drop the stitch back to the beginning it will also “undo” the cast on (maybe if you cast on some odd way it wouldn’t, but I used a regular long tail cast on to try it). That doesn’t really wreck anything structurally but it looks very different than the bind off edge will look.
Any enlightenment on that issue? :?? Does it tell you to cast on some way that that won’t happen, or does the picture show it looking different on each edge?