Need help with Laura Rintala's lacey knit thong pattern

Hi. Does anyone have this pattern? I finally found the pattern, but i am having problems and not sure what to do next. I start out ok and knit the front of the thong, but im not sure what it means or how to exaclty do the next part where it wants you to mark your working location (pm), and then cast in (co) 50 sts. I work the front, and then keep foing as it decreases to the small back, and then a small triangle for the back, and then im confused and not sure what to do from here. I would love to hear from those more experienced knitters, what im to do with these instructions. Thanks a bunch
Happy knittting!!

Hi and welcome!
I can get to the Ravelry page but not to the pattern.


Sounds like you’re up to the waistband? Are there directions to increase by casting on sts?
What are the directions for just the part that’s confusing? (not the whole pattern please, so that we can avoid copyright problems)

This is the end of the back triangle:

Row 13: Sl 1, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo,
ssk, yo, k2—13 sts; piece measures about
121-1/4" from front panel CO.
Do not break yarn.

This is most of the waistband section. Im just confused.
I co 50, and then the rest confuses me :p. Ive tried this 3 times from the start and then this section flusters me… including (join for working in the rnd, start of rnd is beg… ). I wonder if i can add a small cropped pic of it? The included pic of it is really pretty. Probly the prettiest and elegant of all the patterns i have found. I will have to google “picot edging rnd” too

WAISTBAND
Turn work so WS of back panel is facing.
Place marker on needle (pm), and use
the cable method (see below) to CO 50
(58, 66) sts, pm. Turn work so RS is fac-
ing. Holding front panel with RS facing,
pick up and knit 25 (27, 29) sts across
front CO edge of panel, pm. Turn work
so WS is facing, and CO 50 (58, 66) sts,
pm—138 (156, 174) sts. With RS facing,
join for working in the rnd; start of rnd
is at beg of back-panel sts.
Rnd 1: K13 back panel sts, slip marker (sl
m), [k1, p1] 25 (29, 33) times, sl m, k25
(27, 29) front-panel sts, sl m, [k1, p1] 25
(29, 33) times.
Rnd 2: (eyelet rnd) *K2tog, yo; rep from

  • to end.
    Rnd 3: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
    BO all sts in rib until
    1 st rem. Place st on
    crochet hook. Picot
    edging rnd: With RS
    still facing, ch 1, work
    1 sc (see below for crochet instructions) in
    each of next 2 BO sts, *ch 3, work a sl st
    in first ch to form picot, work 1 sc in each
    of next 2 BO sts; rep from * ending with
    ch 3, sl st in first ch, then join with sl st in
    first sc. Fasten off last st

Thanks a bunch

It can be confusing because of all the directions to turn the work. Really, that’s just there to help you do the cast on of stitches which can only be done with the needle in the left hand and the working needle in the right hand. Keep the picture of the finished project in mind when you do this. You’re first casting on sts over the left side, picking up on the front, casting on over the right side and then joining to the back.
If you understand how to do the cast on, then the directions can simplify to:
WAISTBAND

Place marker on needle (pm), and use
the cable method (see below) to CO 50 (58, 66) sts, pm.
Holding front panel with RS facing, pick up and knit 25 (27, 29) sts across
front CO edge of panel, pm.
CO 50 (58, 66) sts, pm—138 (156, 174) sts.
With RS facing, join to the back panel for working in the rnd;
start of rnd is at beg of back-panel sts.