Hello! I am a new knitter and I am working on a pattern for a pair of booties. The pattern says…
Make instep: 1st row: (RS). K14 (15-16). P3 (4-5). K5. P3 (4-5). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: K3 (4-5). P5. K3 (4-5). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. 14 (15-16) sts.
3rd row: P3 (4-5). K5. P3 (4-5). 4th row: K3 (4-5). P5. K3 (4-5). Rep last 2 rows 3 (4-5) times more.
Break yarn. Leave these 11 (13- 15) sts on a needle.
Shape foot: Next row: With RS of work facing, pick up and knit 8 (10-12) sts along right side of instep. K4 (5-6). K2tog. K5 (6- 7) from left-hand needle. Pick up and knit 8 (10-12) sts along left side of instep. Knit across rem 14 (15-16) sts. 54 (62-70) sts.
Knit 5 rows across all sts (garter st).
My question is, do I leave all of the stitches on the needles along with the 11 that they see to keep on the needle? Or, do all of the stitches come off of the needle except for the 11 that they specify? I am not sure how to continue after it says, Break yarn. Leave these 11 (13- 15) sts on a needle. Here is a link to the pattern that I am currently working from.
Thank you, thank you for your help!