I’m knitting a handbag from "Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders"
It’s on page 128 for anyone who may have the book. It’s a square top purse. The partial directions read as follows:
Cast on 21 stitches. Purl 1 row. Work Rows 1-8 of Knot Stitch pattern, then work Rows 1 and 2.
The Knot Stitch pattern is as follows:
Row 1: *K3, (P3tog, K3tog, P3tog, [COLOR=“Red”]in next 3 stitches[/COLOR]); repeat from * to last 3 stitches.
Rows 2 and all WS rows through 8: Purl
Rows 3 and 7: Knit
Rows 5: K3, *K3(P3tog, K3tog, P3tog [COLOR=“Red”]in next 3 stitches[/COLOR]); repeat from * to last 6 stitches, K6
Here’s my problem: I don’t know what they mean by work Rows 1 and 2. Do they mean Rows 1 and 2 of the Knot Stitch?
Also, I don’t know what is meant by "in next 3 stitches. And, if I knit the first row of the pattern, there isn’t enough stitches for row 5. What am I missing here? Thank you for your help.