Heather, it worked!! Thanks! I'm afraid now, that you've created a monster.
Have you seen the actual pattern? If not, would you please take a look at it so you can understand my next questions. http://patriot.net/~annette/patterns/puppets/
Okay, so I casted on, I worked it for 4 inches, I saved 9 sts on a st holder, I started my decrease.
Question 1: I had 8 sts. I SCO 1 (9sts), I SCO 1 again (10 sts). Now I have 10 sts. I dec 1 and work the row, and repeat. Now I have 8 sts. Then it says "Repeat last 4 rows until 7 on ndl," well, I only have 8 right now. If I repeat the last 4 rows, that'll bring me to 6. What's up?
Question 2: It then says, "Work decrease sequence (5 sts)" What does that mean? This is my first pattern piece and I don't understand what it's saying.
Question 3: After I bind off, do I break the yarn?
Question 4: Than I'm supposed to start the lower half of the puppet. It says, "Pick up saved sts and work one row." This threw me out of my chair. Yes, I know where my saved sts are, they're on my st holder. But how do I work them? What yarn do I use? I can pick up the yarn from my ball (if Q3 answer is yes), but how to I join it with my saved sts?
Okay, I think that's it. Thanks for any assistance, I'm stumped!