I am a beginning beginner! I have learned through the videos to cast on using the continental stitch, and I have also learned the knit and purl stitches from the video, using the continental method. My problem is this:
I am wanting to make a knitted tank top, that says it is suitable for beginners, and the instructions seem simple enough --
Front: ** cast on 76 sts This I have done, and it goes quite quickly
Row 1( Right Side): K1, P1; rep from * across.
Row 2: K1, P1, rep from * across
Rep Row w for ribbing until 11 inches from beginning, end wrong side row
This is where my confusion and non-characteristic pattern comes into play.
I understand that when you 'cast on' using the continental stitch, this makes the first 'knitted' row..
I am casting on my 76 sts, then when I get to the end, say for instance I end in a K1 stitch.. In turning my work, do I begin with a K1 stitch or do I begin with a P1 stitch? I am not sure, and the first two rows of the pattern are to apparently repeat themselves until I have obtained 11 inches from beinning, end wrong side row.
To make my question shorter, and perhaps more clear, what should I be doing when I hit stitch #76 as a K1 and need to turn?
Thanks for your help! I am so anxious to learn, yet patient enough to learn to do it right!
Rhonda of Manhattan, Kansas