Hi - I’m new to the forums - and was hoping someone could please help me out how to start square two of this lap blanket i’m trying to knit? :XX:
Here is the pattern I’m following:
Square 1: With straight needles, using A, cast on 41 sts.
Rows 1 and 2: Knit.
Row 3 (Right Side Row): K19, k3 tog, k19 – 39 sts.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: K18, k3 tog, k18 – 37 sts.
Row 6: Knit. In this manner, continue to dec 2 sts in center of every other row until 3 sts remain, end when you have just completed a wrong side row. K3 tog and fasten off.
Square 2: With RS facing, using E, pick up and k20 sts along left edge of square 1, then cast on 21 sts – 41 sts. Knit 1 row then, beg with Row 3, complete same as for square 1. Continue in this way to make 2 more squares, using colors F then B, so that you have a row of 4 squares as shown at bottom of Color placement chart.
Ok so I completed Square 1 and my question is on the underlined part of square 2. Hopefully I can explain what I don’t understand…Am I suppose to pick up 20 stitches on one side of square and then cast on the remainding 21sts so that the squares are even or so that the 21 cast on stitches are hanging off? And if the 21sts are even than am i only picking up 20 sts so that its just half way across the square?
Here is the direct link to the berroco pattern which shows a picture of it.
I appreciate any help.
Thanks so much!!