Originally Posted by MerigoldinWA
Welcome to knitting and to the forum. We are not getting a very clear idea of where you are in this pattern and what you have just done, and what they want you to do now. You can't quote a whole pattern, but if it is divided up into sections, for instance, if you are working on the body, or head, you could give the portion you are working on in whole so we can understand better.
Join, or rejoin, usually means to just take up the yarn you are working with after it has been cut from what you did last and begin knitting on some live stitches somewhere that are already on the needle. But it kind of sounds like you bound off all the stitches and have none on the needle right now. If that is so you would not just "join" but need to pick up some stitches to work with, but it doesn't say that, so it is a bit puzzling. Rejoin should not mean cast on any new stitches, but start knitting somewhere on some available live stitches (stitches already on a needle, or held somewhere as stitch loops that can be put back on a needle to be knit) by just taking the yarn in hand however you knit and begin knitting.
If you quote your pattern, do it very carefully so we get the right idea. If you have a scanner you could scan a portion and put it on as a picture.
ok this is the part of the pattern i have just completed
with colour of choice cast on 8sts
FIRST ROW-inc in first and last st
TO SHAPE TAIL
Rep the last 2 rows until there are 24 sts (ending on a P row)**
Mark the begining of the last row, this will help with beak placement later on.
NEXT ROW- inc in first st, k10, k2 tog, turn and work on these sts only for now
NEXT ROW-Cast off 4 sts, slipping the first st, P to end
NEXT ROW- inc in first st, K to last 2 sts, k2 tog
NEXT ROW-cast off , purling 2 sts tog at beg of row at the same time, Break Yarn.
This is the stage i have reached and this is the next section of the pattern
TO SHAPE HEAD
With K side Facing, rejoin yarn, K2 tog, K to end
NEXT ROW- P to last 2 sts, P2 tog
NEXT ROW- K2 tog, K to end
Cast off purling last 2 sts tog at same time
on the first line of to shape head i am unsure of how many sts i am supposed to have, i currently have cast off the whole first part of the pattern so have no sts on the needle. i also dont know how to rejoin the yarn and it confises me when it says knit to end becasue i haveno current stiches there is no end. I may have worded this a bit confusing and thanks for all your help so far
if you need any information from me please let me know