I’ve just starting learning to knit, and my first attempt at a project is a baby blanket. I’ve tried to find an easy free pattern on ravelry and came across the diagonal baby blanket (from Joann’s). However, I am already confused with the directions! I guess I am not good at reading knitting shorthand yet. These are the directions:
1 cast on 5 sts. —ok so is this really only 5 stitches??
2 row 1:knit.
3 row 2: k 3, yo, k 2.
4 row 3: k 3, yo, k 3.
5 row 4: k 3, yo, k to end of row.
6 repeat last row until you have 207 sts on needle.
7 next (decrease) row: k 2 k2 tog, yo, k2 tog, k to end of row
8 repeat last row until 5 sts remain. bind off.
If I do what I think it says, which is knit 5 stitches in the beginning how in the world do I get 207 stiches on my needles by step 6?
Also, if there is an easier baby blanket pattern that takes 1 skein of yarn please let me know! This is just the pattern that I ended up choosing but if anyone has another suggestion that would be great.
I’m just sick of practice knitting and not really accomplishing anything. Thanks!