I bought a book “Easy Afghans For Knitters.” It’s not that easy when you are just learning! I found an afghan I like, I spent $70.00 on the materials (yarn and circular needles), and I have read the pattern over & over again, but I still don’t understand parts of it.
I read in the back of the afghan book that a stockinette stitch is produced by knitting one row, purling the next when you are using straight needles, but it is produced by knitting every row when you are using circular needles. The afghan pattern specifically calls for circular needles.
The pattern tells you to cast on 286 stitches. Then it says to knit 9 rows. Then it says on the 10th row (turning row), you should do the stockinette stitch for 17 rows.
If the stockinette stitch is produced by knitting every row on circular needles, why doesn’t the pattern simply say knit the first 26 stitches?
And, what is a turning row?!