I am an intermediate knitter and still do not understand how to begin the polygon blanket. You make individual hexagons and then sew them together.
I purchased the pattern from Tin Can Knits and can’t even get started. Please help.
Cast on 108 sts, PM and then join for working in the round –
Do you cast on 108 sts and that will make one hexagon?
How many stitches to begin a hexagon?
Question #2 & #3:
Set up round: [k18, PM] around
Do you knit 18 and then place a marker, then knit 18 and place a marker, and continue to do this until you finish the round? Does the round consist of the 108 stitches that you originally cast on?
Is each section between markers a different hexagon? If that is so, how do you disconnect the individual hexagons from each other ? It just doesn’t make sense to me.
Round 1: abbreviations: ssk – slip, slip, knit – slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise. – I know what slip, slip knit means but what is meant by slip 1 knitwise. When I looked it up it said it is about binding off, but this is at the begging of making the hexagon.
What does ssk means?
It says to leave a long tail of the yarn when you finish a hexagon in the middle of the hexagon. Specifically, how long a tail do you leave?
Thank you, Madeline