View Full Version : Help deciphering pattern

02-12-2010, 11:15 AM
The pattern say this:

Knit 22 sts and place on a holder. CO 2 sts and knit across the next 27 sts, CO 2 sts, working with another set of needles and on these 31 sts, work in sockinette for 22 rows.

I'm a bit confused. What's on the new needles? Where?

And also, how do you CO while knitting?

Thanks :teehee:

02-12-2010, 11:19 AM
you can use the backwards e/twisted loop cast on; the knit cast on; or the cable cast on. There are problably others I'm not recalling at the moment.

02-12-2010, 11:20 AM
Hi I moved your question from the General forum to this forum for a better fit. :thumbsup:

I usually use the backwards loop cast on (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/cast-on)

02-12-2010, 11:51 AM
What are you knitting?

The new needles hold 31 sts-2 co, 27 existing stitches & 2 co.

Had a duh moment. Maybe they are mittens. That would make sense for the cast ons..

02-12-2010, 11:52 AM
You don't need new needles - the first 22 sts are on a holder, just co 2, work 27 and cast on another 2 and work only on these 31 sts. If there's some other sts other than these, you can put them on a holder too.

02-12-2010, 03:25 PM
This is for a baby sweater. So should I not use the new needles?

(Thanks for moving the thread here.)

02-12-2010, 03:45 PM
You can use another needle if you want, it's just that you don't HAVE to.

02-12-2010, 07:14 PM
Thanks! I'm done with that section now! It looks great!