I am a fairly new knitter and I am working on my third project. The directions indicate that I should "cast on three stitches using the backward loop method" and the proceed into the standard i-cord directions. But I'm a bit confused? I just decreased by fourteen stitches, so why am I now casting on three more? And do I cast onto the empty needle or the needle with the working stitches? And what is the "bakward loop method" anyway?!?
I am so confused!