I’m just starting the Oregon Vest, and already am confused about shaping the pockets. Here’s a snippet of the instructions, with my confusion in bold:
Work in twisted rib for 1 1/4". Change to larger needles and purl 1 row.
Row 1 (right side): Cast on 21 sts. at the beginning the row, knit across row.
[B]Row 2: Cast on 21 sts. at the beginning of row, purl across row.[/B][/I]
What’s confusing me for the second row is which needle does the new cast on stitches go? I’m also confused as to why I’m working on the pockets on the BACK piece.
The instructions go on to state:
Work even in stockinette st. on 119 (21 + 21 + 77 original) sts. until pocket measures 6" from cast-on. Bind off 21 sts at the beginning of next two rows.
There is mention of an extra needle, but I’m still unclear on how to use it with the cast on stitches…