Hello again. It's been a long time since I have been here. Had a medical test and the nurse put the needle into my hand and did some damage so I couldn't knit until recently.
I am back in the Baby Cashmerino Sublime Book. The one with the little baby girl in a white sweater edged in pink trim. I am working on the pattern called "Babies who lunch cardigan" (page 24). I am trying to get the first rows of edging to start right and I cannot make sense of the instructions. i am working on the 3-6 months size. The first row (after cast on) reads as follows:
K2, *cast off 3 sts (1 st will remain on needle), k2, rep from * to last 5sts, cast off 3 sts (1 st will remain on needle), k1. You will now have 55 sts on needle. Given that I start with 109 sts cast on, I cannot understand the numbers. Do I use the 2nd knit stitch as one of the loops in the first cast off? or, do I leave the k2 stitches on the needle untouched and begin the cast off 3 sequence from the beginning with k2, p1? Thank you for your help--It's fun to be able to use my hand again to do that which I love so much. Word to the wise---if a nurse is too lazy to walk around the bed and use the vein in your other arm--just tell her NO you may not put that needle into my knitting hand!