# Help!

Hi, im confused about my pattern and need someone to explain a
little part of it…PLEASE, it says:

Left Front:
cast on 3 stitches

begin with a k row, work in st st as follows

work 1 row (is this the row I start with? or was I suppose to start
above with begin with a k row?)

cast on 5 sts at beg of next row, then 3 sts at beg of foll 3 alt
rows,(does alt 3 row mean I work two more rows and then cast on at
the 3 row and then work two more rows and cast on again at the 3 row?)

inc 1 st at end (front opening edge) of next row and at same edge on
foll 9 rows (do i increase 1 in the next 9 rows?)
then on foll 9 alt rows (what do they mean when they say alternate
rows?, do I increase for 8 rows and then increase on the 9th?)

any help would be great.

This is your beginning row - in knit.

cast on 5 sts at beg of next row, then 3 sts at beg of foll 3 alt
rows,(does alt 3 row mean I work two more rows and then cast on at
the 3 row and then work two more rows and cast on again at the 3 row?)

This means that you will cast on 3st every other row so, for example, on rows 5, 7 and 9 you will cast on 3st.

inc 1 st at end (front opening edge) of next row and at same edge on foll 9 rows (do i increase 1 in the next 9 rows?)

Yes, each increase will be at the front opening edge for 10 consecutive rows.

then on foll 9 alt rows (what do they mean when they say alternate
rows?, do I increase for 8 rows and then increase on the 9th?)

This means every other row so you will make an increase on every knit or purl row depending on which row you’re on at that point in the pattern.

Im still confused on the first line, Im an idiot :??

is the work w row my begining row?

this section of the pattern has me all worked up, I wish they gave me the instructions line by line, it would make it much easier for me.

[b]begin with a k row, work in st st as follows

work 1 row (is this the row I start with? or was I suppose to start
above with begin with a k row?) [/b]

You actually start knitting where it says ‘work 1 row’. The preceding part is telling you to start with a knit row because in stockinette stitch (st st) you can start with either a purl row or a knit row. The pattern is specifying that in this case you will be starting with a knit row.

Is that clearer?