Help with Odd-bod Bunch Pattern
I'm currently trying to knit the Ginge Marmalade stuffie from the book The Knitted Odd-Bod Bunch. This is the most advanced project i've ever knit. I'm having trouble understanding the pattern, and have read that it is ok to post an excerpt. I understand the instructions for the first 3 rows, but i'm stumped with the instructions for the 4th and 5th rows. Can someone help me, please?!?
"Row 4: Using B, purl. The last 4 rows form the st st stripe pattern, repeat throughout. Strand the yarn not in use on the WS up the right hand edge. Work shaping as follows:
Row 5: K1, M1R, K5, M1L, K1 (9 st)
starting with a P row, work 5 rows st st* cut yarn and put sts onto stitch holder.
Second and Third Legs- work as for 1st leg.
Fourth Leg work as for first lef from * to * leave stitches on needle and do not cut yarns.
Join Legs: Keeping the stripe pattern correct:
Row 11: Knit across 9 sts of the fourth leg [cast on 2 st using the backward loop method, with RS facing, knit across 9 sts of the next leg on stitch holder] three times (42 sts)."
Ok, the first confusing thing to me is how i go from row 5 to 11. I know what purl is, K1, M1R, etc. means. Its the instructions i don't get.
Sorry if this is confusing or annoying. I hate to ask for help here but i don't know anyone who knits who i can ask for help and i really want to knit this cat. The pattern is on pages 14 and 15 of Donna Wilson's The Knitted Odd-bod Bunch if that helps.
Thanks in advance for your help!