I usually don’t mind spending a couple hours figuring something out with knitting, but I think I’ve spent about six on this one! Please help!!!
This is a pattern from Zoe Mellor’s Knitted Toys. It is the Big-Foot Bunny. I’m using size 6 straight needles and ggh Samoa. I’ve made the body and head and the inner ears and soles of feet.
I’m having problems with the feet and legs. The pattern says “Stocking/stockinette stitch.” and then:
P5, turn and work 8 rows stocking/stockinette stitch on these sts. Cast/bind off. (Heel). [COLOR=“Red”]Do I cut the yarn after I bind off? Sometimes she gives instructions to “break the yarn,” but not on this one…[/COLOR]
WS facing, slip next 4sts onto safety pin, rejoin yarn, p5. Work 8 rows on these 5sts. Cast/bind off. (Heel). [COLOR=“red”]Do I cut the yarn after I bind off?[/COLOR]
RS facing, pick up 8 sts from heel to safety pin, k4sts from safety pin, pick up 8 sts from safety pin to heel.
So, I tried to do this with cutting the yarn after making the heels in steps one and two. And then I tried picking up the stitches to get the 20 stitches back on the needle. It just looked so messy and there were two big holes where the top of the heel was joining the leg. So, I guess I didn’t count the stitches correctly when I picked up the eight? Then everything was so stretched out, I just frogged it.