Question about Brooklyntweed's Helmock ring pattern
Greetings. I am new member and am having trouble understanding parts of the helmlock ring chart that was made famous by Brooklyn Tweed.
Can someone please explain what zero means? Is this a yarn over:
3rd rnd: (O, k 1) 8 times.
What does "thread over twice" mean?:
13th rnd: * K 2 tog, thread over twice, sl 1 st as if to k, k 1, p.s.s.o. Repeat from * around.
I guess "allow 1st O to slip off left-hand needle" means to drop a yarnover but why would you do this?:
14th rnd: K 1, allow 1st O to slip off left-hand needle, work 9 sts in next O -- to work 9 sts in 1, (k 1, p 1) 4 times; k 1,-- * k 2, drop 1 O, work 9 sts in next O. Repeat from * around, ending with k 1 (88 sts).
Finally is there a chart that begins with row 1? I have seen some that begin at later rows, but if there was a chart that began with row 1 that would be great.