New to knitting with circular needles and need mucho help please. I just finished St st for 26" but now I’m confused by what the pattern is [COLOR=black]instructing[/COLOR]:
[COLOR=blue]Neck Opening Next Row (RS): [/COLOR]
[COLOR=blue]K53 sts (back); [/COLOR]
[COLOR=black]??? Do I understand the above to mean knit 53 sts then go back the way I just came, leaving unfinished sts on needles???[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#0000ff]join second ball of yarn, dec 1 st,[/COLOR]
??? How would I join second ball and why???
[COLOR=#0000ff]k to end (front).[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#0000ff]Working both sides at same time, work 1 row even.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#0000ff]Rep neck dec for front on next 2 RS rows. - 50 sts for front; 53 sts for back.[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#0000ff]Work even until neck opening measures 7 1/2", end on WS row.[/COLOR]
I know how to decrease well enough, but the rest has me baffled.
If ya’ll could give me some simple directions, broken down so that my tiny mind can easily understand what to do, I’d be so appreciative.
The link to pattern is www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kwe-poncho.html
It’s a lovely poncho with a high neck to keep me warm here in New England.
Thanks in advance for any help,