I am very much a beginner knitter but I wanted to try this super cute baby mary jane booty pattern so I gave it a whirl. I used needles too big for my yarn so it came out like monster sized but that's ok I just wanted to make sure I could do it.
The pattern is here:
The only problem I had with the whole thing was the part where it says "Rejoin yarn where you started binding off 21 stitches. Cast on 12 stitches using cable cast-on method." What it's having you do is add on 12 stitches to the nine I already have on the needle to make the little strap. Well, first of all I didn't quite understand the cable cast-on method (I tried watching the video but it didn't seem to help me much) so I just used a regular cast-on on the needle that the stitches were already on, thus I ended up with twelve cast-on stitches at the top of the needle, followed by the nine regular stitches from the work. I proceeded to just go ahead and knit them all in order like that which did serve to knit the two pieces together and create the strap...but it was killer ugly. Don't take my word for it...I have pictures... (see attached).
Does it only look like this because I used the wrong cast-on method to add those stitches or did I do something else wrong? Unfortunately I'm totally a visual learner so if anyone knows how I can do this properly on the next shoe please be as descriptive as possible. A picture or video would be awesome but unless someone just wants to make this shoe that would be a bit much to ask I know.
But ANY help is much appreciated.