Originally Posted by inchwormz
They look great! I can't wait to get started on mine!! So if I can figure out how many stiches to cast on, what does join circular needles mean? Just knit 2, purl 2 for 8-10 rows?? I wanted to start!!
Before you begin you're gonna want to do a swatch to test your gauge, I did mine by casting on about twelve stitches then knitting a few rows, until I had like a little rectangle. Then you cast off, and measure how many stitches you get to an inch. Then measure Rayne around her waist, or above the diaper. Then cast on as many stitches as you need to get around her waist: the pattern's gauge is 5sts to an inch, meaning for 19inches you need 95 stitches, then add enough to make the number divisible by 4 (the example uses 96). Then start knitting, and keep going in a loop as you knit and the pieces will join in a circle. Knit 2, purl 2 for 8-10 rows, and because your using circular needles it will do the ribbing for you. I'm not sure if they are supposed to slant the way mine did, that may be an original Lesley design :LOL . If you have any questions about how I started mine, call me, I think you still have my number.
Hey experienced knitters, how'd I do?