Hi, I'd really appreciate some help with a balaclava pattern please!
The pattern's called Stylecraft 4389, here's a link with a picture of the balaclava:
I have to rib 121 stitches for 8cm
then rib 90, turn, leave remaining 31 stitches on a stitch holder.
proceed in st-st until the work is 31cm, then shape the top. Leave remaining 30 stitches on a stitch holder.
BORDER (This is the part that's confusing! I wish you could get illustrated knitting patterns!)
The instructions are:
rib across 31 sts on a stitch holder, pick up and knit 58 stitches evenly up right side of face, 30 sts left on stitch holder on top of face and 58 stiches evenly down left side of face. 177 stitches.
then i just have to rib for 7 rows, cast off and make up.
Could somebody please help me to understand the border instructions? Are there any good online instructions of what it means to pick up and knit?
Also, if most of the garment is in st-st, will it curl? The pattern doesn't instruct me to garter a stitch at either side to prevent this, should I do so anyway?
THANK-YOU to anyone who answers!!!