I am very new to knitting. This pattern that I am working on from the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino book is only my second ever project. It is the pink sandals on page 43.
I have gotten to a certain point on the first sandal and I cannot seem to make sense of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am currently at the part where I have knit the strap and then the directions read as follows:
-With right side facing, rejoin yarn at base of strap, k up 12 sts along side edge of strap. Turn and cast off knitwise all sts at this side of strap.
-With right side facing, rejoin yarn to top of other side of strap, k up 12 sts along side edge of strap, then k rem 20 sts. Cast off knitwise.
My first question is on the first part where it tells you to knit up 12 stitches turn and then cast off all stitches. Am I only casting off the 12 or all on the strap?
My second question is from the second part of the directions where you knit up the 12 stitches and then knit remaining 20 stitches. There won’t be 20 stitches remaining so how can I knit the remaining 20 stitches?
Thank you for your time.