I taught myself to knit with this great website and a video I bought and now I'm going to try my first project, a poncho for my daughter.
Here's what I'm confused about, this is about midway through the pattern:
Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows in stocking st. Rep last 4 rows 10 times more. 43 sts.
Later in pattern it says:
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 31 sts.
1) I'm assuming stocking stitch is the same as stockinette stitch?? Am I correct?
2) What does it mean at the end "43 sts" and "31 sts"? The cast on was 65 sts.
Here is a link, but it wouldn't let me link to the Adobe Acrobat pattern page. (I'm not very computer savvy).
Thanks so much for your time! I don't know anyone who knits, and the nearest knitting store is 40 minutes away (that I know of). Let me know if I need to show more info.