Pattern Explanation

I’m an experienced knitter, and yet I just can’t seem to figure out this pattern. ANY help would be much appreciated:

Like, why, if it says the body is knit in the round, does it only call for 3 needles? And how, when you only cast on one stitch, and increase from there, do you transition into the round?

Seems like there is information missing?

Help!

http://www.lionbrand.com/faq/578.html

The three needles hold he stitches and a fourth will do the knitting.

That is written a little oddly. I’d cast one the one stitch do a few increases then put them on DPN.

After you do the 2nd round, put the sts on 2 of the needles and use a 3rd to knit in the round.

Really? Wow…seems easier to knit with 4. I haven’t done it though. Interesting.

Hmmm, interesting. And what about the second line where it says

“Kfb, then k again in same st. (3 sts)”

are you just knitting in ‘front’ again, to produce 2 increases (3 total) rather that just having the single increase?

That’s what it sounds like to me. :shrug:

Yeah, thats what I’ve done and it seems to be working out. looks like i chose a needle size a bit small though…

Thanks for the tips!

At that point, you’ve only got 3 sts, it’s a lot harder to wrestle dpns when there’s only 1 st on each. The pattern says to use 3 dpns in the first place. You only get up to about 15 sts so it’s easier to use fewer of them.