First post! Hi all :-)
I am a FAIRLY new knitter, haven't done anything with a pattern yet, not really anyway, and I have taken on a baby blanket for a friend. I have a fairly simple question...
The pattern says " Cast on 181 Stitches. Do Not Join. Working back and forth across needle, proceed as follows: 5 rows garter st, noting that first row is WS."
What is "do not join"?? and " working back and forth across needle?" Is this any different from just knitting on as one normally would? I'm also guessing that my cast on does not count as my first row.
Any guidance with this would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much! I figured it was probably as simple as that, but I wanted to make sure that I wasn't venturing into some weird knitting lingo that I hadn't come across yet.
I'll probably be back with more Thanks again!