K, I'm still a "newbie" (only been knitting about 7 months). So, I'm having some trouble w/ some "tricky directions" for a fairly simple pattern. I'm practicing reading patterns so I'm not stumped with each new thing that comes up. . .
A couple of things are confusing me from this pattern (in red
below) from Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'n Bitch
book, for Cricket's Technicolor techno-cozy
A = pink
B = lime
C = ORANGE
With A, CO 16 (18, 20) sts. (k, got that)
Working in ST st throughout, work 2 rows A, (got that too )
*4 rows B, 2 rows C, 4 rows B, **
8 rows A. (K, red
Direction from pg. 157 of this book states that when you see an asterisk, repeat what comes after it
for the number of times given, and that's it -- simple enough. So, is this a double-asterisk at the end of this instruction? If so, what does that mean? Am I going crazy? (moving right along. . . )
Rep from * 2 times more, then from * to ** once. (think I got that)
Cont with A, work 2 rows. Piece should measure approx 10 1/2".
BO 2 sts, k to end of row.
BO 5 (2, 2) sts, p 0
) (red flag #2) what does this mean "p 0 ie. zero?"
and why for the 2nd lgr. size does it jump to 6 and then for the next lgr size does it go back to zero -- how do I purl, BO or CO zero?
I won't bore you with the rest (unless you want the rest, let me know I'll add it). . . but as a (slightly OCD, I'll admit) newbie can you see how this is might drive me batty? I'm stumped and refuse to jimmy-rig this.
Anyone help PLEASE -- thanks!