Hi everyone. My name’s Minerva. I’m from Mexico, as you know my native language is spanish so my english is not very good. But I’ll try to explain why I am here.
I’m new to being a member in a forum and to knitting either. My grandma introduced me to this fascinating activity about 3 weeks ago. I began knitting and purling and everything. My first exercise was an all knitted square. And I chose for my first project a bowtie scarf. Grandma said it was a difficult project for a beginner like me but i wasn’t disappointed with those spectations, by the other way I was encouraged on doing it. I like challenges.
Everything started right. It didn’t seem to be difficult to follow the pattern of the bowtie. But I reached the tricky part of the project, just after knitting the body of the scarf. When it says:
"Divide stitches onto 2 needles (one straight, one double point needle):
- knit 1 (straight needle), knit one (slip to double point needle afterwards, keep dpn
at back of work)* repeat to end of row – there will be 12 sts on the straight needle
and 12 (every other stitch) on the double point needle.
Work with the 12 sts on the straight needle first – work 2,5 inches in single rib.
Break yarn.Work with the 12 sts on the double point needle next – work 2,5 inches single rib."
I simply got stuck here and don’t know what to do next. I got a few questions and i’m begging for help. Hope someone can help me.
-What’s the point on using dpn? Can I got the same result using a straight needle? I do not know how to use the dpn as marked on these project. :pout:
-I divided the stitches and knitted everyone on the straight needle just as marked on the pattern but I don’t know what does “break yarn” means. Does it means I have to cut the yarn that I’m knitting and return to the stithes left on the dpn by joining them with a knot? If I got to do this, what is the correct technique of joining the yarn to the stitches on the dpn? :??
I hope someone can help me to finish my first project. I’ll be thankfull the rest of my life and my grandma should also be proud. THANKS