Hi, I am new to knitting but love it! I am planning to work on a clutch purse with a button hole etc, and at the start of the pattern it says the following below:
12 sts = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS), before felting. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
I am not sure what it means? As after that, it says:
Cast on 28 sts.
Work in St st until piece measures 18 in. [46 cm] from beginning, end with a WS row. Bind off.
and the rest of the pattern says:
Fold Clutch into thirds, sew side seams. Weave in ends.
Cast on 23 sts. Work in St st until piece measures 1 in. [2.5 cm] from beginning. Bind off. Weave in ends. Coil Flower into a rose shape. With sewing needle and thread, sew across base of Flower to secure shape. Sew Flower to Clutch.
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry. Remove from dryer and pull into shape.
I hope someone can help me with the first part of the pattern as it confuses me.
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