I’m knitting a shawl- can someone explain the cast on to me in knitting terms! I’ve never done this before:
Cast On: With length of waste yarn and crochet hook, chain
4 stitches. Using knitting needle and your shawl yarn, pick up
and knit 2 stitches in the bumps at the back of the 2 middle
Garter tab: Knit 7 rows in garter stitch (knitting every row).
At the end of the 7th row, do not turn. Instead, rotate work 90
degrees, pick up and knit 3 stitches in each of the garter
bumps, then release the 2 stitches held by the waste yarn and
knit both stitches. [7 stitches now on the needles]
Why am I using waste yarn? I’m confused!