Geez. Ok. I thought I’d just go ahead and try these socks even if I didn’t understand the beginning. (I’m trying to TRUST THE PATTERN!)
but it just doesn’t work for me. Has anyone made these pretty
’Petticoat’ socks in the Weekend Knitting book? They’re lacy… (don’t have the book in front of me so I don’t have the page number but can get it…)
It says to cast on with the alternate yarn, right. Their seperate instuctions for the provisional cast on is to knit 3 or 4 rows with alternate yarn. Did that, then began using the main yarn… pattern says knit 4 rows, then you do this ‘turning row’ of yo, k2s.
(to increase the confusion, you have 13 stitches on each needle and you can’t knit 2 for the last stitch coz there’s only 1 left. They don’t mention knit 1.)
Ok so then you knit 4 more rows after that turning row and then you’re supposed to fold it in half with knit side out, and beging to pick up the provisional stitches and bind them off, all the while knitting the other yarn too. THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE! I understand, I think, that you are folding over the piece to create a thick top, but I can’t figure out how to pick up the alternate yarn. It’s just knitted in there tight as can be. I must’ve done something wrong.
Well, only if you’ve done the pattern probably can you understand this unless you are an INCREDIBLE KNITTER.
hmmmmmmm, time to rip???