Need Help with V-Neck Line
I'm a beginner knitter, knitting my first top (a v-neck), which is for a Barbie doll. The pattern is from Nicky Epstein's "Knit's for Barbie Doll" on page 27.
The back and front are worked in one piece to the underarm - I did this. Then it said to work the Right Back and I did that. Then it says to work the Front part Ė now this is the part where I get confused.
"Join yarn and p across next 19 sts from holder." -- I did this part.
V- Neck Shaping
P9, join new yarn and bind off center st, p9. Working both sides once, dec 1 st at each neck edge on next row, then every third row twice more Ė 6 sts. Work even until armhole measures same as right back. Bind off 6 sts each side.
1.) I donít understand why I should purl the next 9 sts, when I have been working in stockinette stitch. Is the pattern wrong?
2.) Join new yarn - Now the neckline edge is supposed to be a different color, is this where I change the color?, or am I supposed to have two balls of the same color yarn to finish shaping neckline and then later use a crochet hook for the edging?
3.) When binding off the center stitch, which way do I bind it off? Over the purled stitch to the right, over the unpurled stitch to the left? Iím very confused about this part, Iíve never had to bind off from the center.