Hi, I'm Laura. I am a new knitter and it has become somthing of an obsession! LOL! I already have yarn overflowing two big baskets and can't seem to stop buying it! I have made several scarves and hats and dishclothes and am working on my first baby blanket. Now I am ready to try something else and I want to knit this shrug before trying to tackle an actual sweater. http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/sarena/sarena.html
but am confused about the casting on of new stitches within the project.
The pattern says:
With circular needle, cast on 104(120) sts. Do not join. Work back and forth in Pat St until piece measures 5” from beg, end on WS.
Beg Sleeves: Still working in Pat St, cast on 48 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 200(216) sts. Work even until piece measures 17(18)” from beg, end on WS.
End Sleeves: Bind off 48 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 104(120) sts. Work even until piece measures 22(23)” from beg, end on WS. Bind off all sts.
So, please let me know if I am understanding this correctly. After I do my 5" of pattern my next rows will look like this:
Row1: cast on 48, knit the following 104 that are already on the needle
Row 2: turn my work, cast on another 48, knit the following 152 already on needle
Row 3: THEN turn again and knit all 200?
And here's another question. What do I use to cast on these additional stitches? Do I use my working yarn or yarn from another skein?
And then when it says "Bind off 48 sts at beg of the next 2 rows" that means I bind off 48, knit the remaing 152 stitches on the row, turn and bind off 48 and knit remaining 104 stitches?
I hope my questions made sense - sorry this is so long!!
Thanks for any help y'all can give!
*edit - mod squad was here*