I'm knitting a pair of wool pants for my ds. They are going to have an elastic waistband and I'm at the part where it's telling me to close the waistband. I'm feeling a little intimidated by the instructions. Anyone know if there are any online visuals on how to do this?
First it says I must fold the waistband over, with the cast on folding to the inside of the body. IT says to be sure that the fold is smooth and there are no wrinkles or puckers in the waistband. It says to look closely at the cats on row, and you will see that it has a smooth line for each stitch, with a purl-like bump behind that smooth line
It then says insert the left needle tip under the cast on (that smooth line part) so that the line now seems like a stitch on the left needle.
Knit the stitch and the cast on together (same as if they were two normal stitches and you were working a k2tog).
Repeat the two steps above until all but the last 5 stitches are worked.
I guess I should try it, eh? I'm just a little scared to try it. I don't want to insert the needle into the wrong place. I wish I had someone here to show me.
The elastic should be a little smaller than the waist and you insert it by leaving about an inch of the band open, putting a large safety pin on one end of the elastic and scooching it through the waist band until you get around to the opening again. It helps to pin down the loose end of the elastic. Then sew up the opening.