Hi. Newbie to the forum but not a total beginner at knitting. Trying my hand at a lace knitting pattern. Lots of new stuff in here. Think I have my head round most of it but this seemingly simple early step is totally confusing me…
Pattern says to:
Using waste yarn, cast on 116 stitches. Change to main yarn.
First garter stitch edge:
Row 2 (RS): Wyif Sl 1 pwise, knit to end.
My question is - how do you join the main yarn? I normally tend to introduce it into the next new stitch. However, as the first stitch is a Sl 1, then I am slipping across the waste yarn as my first stitch. I thought the point of waste yarn was to remove it later - so it feels weird to slip one of those across. Also how on earth do you have wyif if you haven’t attached your main yarn?
So I reckon you attach the main yarn first - but to what? And should I be slipping across the waste yarn or the main yarn?
Hope this makes sense to someone, because I am totally confused!