Knitting a toddler jumper from 40 year old pattern book. I’m doing OK in rounds with circular needles until this place where the “placket” begins.
Directions say - at beginning of a round: “PLACKET: Turn and cast on three stitches for underlap, K 3 sts, P to end of row. Work back and forth in stockinette stitch, keeping 3 sts of underlap in garter st, until desired length.”
Problem areas -1) I don’t know what a placket is supposed to look like. I think it should be an opening (that probably will button) on the side of this circular skirt, so the child can get into it.
2) What does ‘turn’ mean? Reverse to the pearl side? I have tried to do that and cast 3 stitches onto left needle where the wool is. But if I try to then knit this with right needle, there is long string.
3)Can’t figure out how to knit back and forth in the middle of this garment (I do know where my row begins) and make a placket. I don’t know what this is supposed to look like because the illustration does not show this part.
Any help greatly appreciated.