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Old 04-21-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by JenniferMelberg View Post
I have never knitted from a chart before. Although I think I can figure this one out. However, I don't get how to begin. It says to cast on 8 stitches. Then it says to start the right side by casting on 8 stitches. I thought at first it meant to cast on 16 stitches but then only work on 8 of them until I get to the left side. But, the 8th and 9th cast on stitches would still be connected. Do I cast 8 stitches onto one needle and 8 stitches onto the other needle? Although that doesn't seem right. How do I cast on two sets of 8 stitches? Thank you!!
Hey Jennifer, what a cute pattern! It appears that you will cast on 8 stitches with one length of the main color yarn and then leave these stitches on the needle but not actually work on them until the section labeled Left Bottom.

So if you look at the chart, you will cast on Left Bottom, then cast on Right Bottom with a different piece of yarn and work Right Bottom for 3 rows, then pick back up with those first stitches you cast on for Left Bottom and work 3 rows, then join Left and Right Bottom together to make those little bumps at the flower end of the apple (you know, where the apple tastes the sweetest...yum!).

I hope this helps you understand what the pattern is saying.

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