Help! My biggest obstacle with learning to knit has been deciphering patterns. I finally found some patterns that I understand all the way through, except one part. The patterns are from Knitting Pure and Simple and I actually think I cam going to be able to knit a sweater!
Ok, so I have knit in the round before, I get all that. The pattern is great, up to the sleeves, and then it gets all vague again. Here is what it says:
(the sweater pattern is a simple pull over, knit from the top down. Early in the beginning of the knitting, sleeve stitches were put on hold on a scrap piece of yarn or stitch holder for working on later. So this begins at this point)
"Slip the sleeve sts onto the larger 16 inch circular needle. Joining yarn at right edge of armhole, pick up 12 sts across the armhole, placing a marker after 6. This marker is the beginning of the round. K 6 rounds. Decrease Round:…)
I understand slipping the stored stitches onto the needle. I get picking up stitches. I understand the need for the marker, to keep track of rounds, but what I cant wrap my brain around is placing that marker in the middle of the picked up stitches, because,
I have stored sts on the needle now. I am going to have working yarn at the beginning of these stashed sts, to pick up 6 stitches across the knitted portion of the armhole of the sweater, then I place a marker, pick up 6 more sts, and then, I am supposed to begin working in the round, but, the working yarn is now at the end of those 12 picked up stitches, right??? And if this is correct, then the first stitch to be worked is the 12th stitch, so how do I get back to the marker to begin the round when the working yarn is 6 stitches back? It says nothing more than what I transcribed here. Even if I slip 6 stitches to get back to the marker, the working end of the yarn is still 6 stitches back, right?
Please someone help, this is my only obstacle and otherwise I think this pattern might make me an official knitter, LOL!