Turning in Knitting - Help desperatly needed

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I wonder if anyone can help me. I am following a pattern for a nativity scene.

I am knitting hair for my figures and I am stuck:

Row 12: p12, turn. Then it says
Work nine rows in st st, Cast off Knitwise.
With WS facing rejoin yarn to rem sts. p to end.
Beg with a k row, work nine rows in st st
cast off.

I have purled the 12 stitches and turned the needles but I am stuck how to proceed here.

Do I knit or purl the 12 stitches which are now on my left side so they all end up on the right needle? But if I do this and cast off then I wont have any stitches on the needles to join?

Please could someone help explain to me how I finish the hair? Otherwise my nativity charactors will be bald! lol

any help would be really appreciated. Thank you loads x :muah:

Turning is just turning your work as if you were at the end of the row, but you’ll still have some sts left unworked which you’ll get to later.

Soo on R 12, p12 then turn and do 9 rows in stockinette st, probably on just these 12 sts. So that’s k a row, p a row until you have 9 more rows. The bind off on the knit row.

With your WS facing you, (which is where you were doing that P 12) take another end of yarn and purl to the end of the row, and also work 9 rows in stockinette st, and BO on the knit row.


Thanks for this. I will give it a go and see what happens. I am just trying to teach myself to knit and this really got me confused. I looked in books and couldnt find any examples.

Thank you


It sounds like you’re making a kind of slit, like this - |_|