Another squirrelly dilemma. WTF is this pattern? I am so confused.
Soooo, the short rows were easy peasy, and I totally get them.
But......After I finished the turn, I knitted the next row and ended up with 17sts on my needle, so right on targe. Then it said, "Using double pointed needles, work the following round:..."
So then I start knitting and after I get to the end of the row I start thinking, "Wait...did that mean they wanted me to join it?" On top of that, I don't know where the F they want me to go from here. It makes ZERO sense to me.
Okay, so knitting up the back, there were 21 rows. It told me to mark both ends of the tenth row with pins. So I did. Okay. Then after I did my short row, I did one additional row where I was required to mark each end for THAT row with pins as well.
The round it's telling me to work is as follows, with exact same punctuation:
"ssk, k13, k2tog; pick up & knit 10 sts down side of face to pin; knit across front 6 stitches; from next pin, pick up & knit 10 sts up side of face. Mark as beginning of round."
Okay, so is that all in the same round, or are the pickup&knits separate? And what 7 sts are they talking ...wait...hang on..
oh lord...okay. Nevermind. I get it. LOL No, I was NOT supposed to join (thank God). I see now. I knit down the side, then there're 6 sts that I was supposed to leave on a spare needle from when I was knitting the front as it's own piece.
Okay, it sounds to me like it's going to look really F'd up, but whatever. LOL Trusting the pattern at this point.
Sorry to ramble! Glad I came on to post...it helps to think things through in the written word for me. This squirrel better be amazing, though. LOL
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