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Old 09-30-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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Newbie pattern confusion - please help translate!
Hi there

I've recently learnt to knit and am now trying my first pattern - it's a loose fitting Cardigan in chunky wool that is apparently 'easy knit' (ha!)

Most of it makes sense to me with the help of the glossary but there are some bits where I'm not sure what it wants from me! Please help - I'll abbreviate the bits I know.

BACK
Cast on 32
2 rows garter
60 rows stocking
Cast off 2 st at beginning of next 12 rows
12 sts.

This is my first bit of confusion - after I've cast off the first 2 on the next 12 rows (which would be 32 - 24 = 8), what does the next line mean by "12 sts"?

NEXT PROBLEM:
Within the pattern for the front it asks me to 'wrap' (which I get) then 'turn'. Do I literally just turn the knitting over and then carry on?

NEXT PROBLEM:
Left front:
Cast on 18
3 rows follow, then
"Knit to last 4 sts., pick up loop between last and next st and knit into the back of this loop. K1, p1, k1, p1. 19 sts."
Repeat last 2 rows 27 times. 46 sts"

I think I follow this up to "19 sts" but again I'm
not sure what the "19 sts" and "46 sts" means.

That's about it for now - any advice would be massively appreciated!

Thanks
Rachel
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