I am a beginning knitter working on my first sweater, “Tempting”, from Knitty’s Winter 2004 issue. I have done my research and found the updated sleeve instructions, but I still need a little bit of help picturing and executing the steps.
I have knitted my 14 inches of 2x2 ribbing with minimal difficulty. This is the part that I am having trouble with:
[color=red]Break Yarn. Place next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, Re-attach. Work across 60[66, 74, 82, 88] sts. Break Yarn. Place next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, Reattach. Work to end of rnd. Set aside. Do not break yarn.[/color]
I don’t understand why she is asking you to break the yarn and then reattach it. You are using waste yarn for the 14 sts, so why does that involve the working yarn? How would I go about reattaching it anyway; I mean what am I supposed to reattach it to?
So far, I have broken the yarn and put the next 14 sts on waste yarn, but I’m at a loss as to how to reattach the yarn in a way that will not create a long string in my work. I can take and post pictures if necessary.
I’d appreciate it if someone could explain this to me in a more verbose manner, as I’m sure that it is fairly simple if one understands what the steps mean.
Thank you so much.