Help! I'm stuck :D

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AshnBill's picture
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Help! I'm stuck :D

ok I am making some Mary Jane Booties (a free pattern from Ravelry)

I'm near the end and don't really know what to do. I really don't want to screw up now so I thought I'd ask for some advice...

Here's what's left on my needle (hope this makes sense)
set of 9 stitches.......21 in between that I just bound off......set of 9 stitches

My pattern says to put first set of 9 stitches on holder. (what is a holder?)

Rows 21-23: Knit 9 stitches on needle (got that, but where is my yarn coming from then? the holder that I put this on or do I tie on new yarn?)

Bind off all 9 stitches, cut yarn. (got that)

Rejoin yarn where you started binding off 21 stitches. Cast on 12 stitches using cable cast-on method. (totally lost here, I think I can figure out this method with a you tube video I found though)

please help! lol sorry if this makes no sense...

KimPossible's picture
Joined: 05/24/06
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"AshnBill" wrote:

Here's what's left on my needle (hope this makes sense)
set of 9 stitches.......21 in between that I just bound off......set of 9 stitches

My pattern says to put first set of 9 stitches on holder. (what is a holder?)

A holder usually looks like a big safety pin, you just slide the open end of it through your stitches and take out the needle. If you don't have one, you can use scrap yarn instead. Just take a scrap of yarn, thread it through the 9 stitches and then tie the two ends together so that the stitches can't come off.

Rows 21-23: Knit 9 stitches on needle (got that, but where is my yarn coming from then? the holder that I put this on or do I tie on new yarn?)

Ok, these stitches they are talking about, are the other 9 stitches that you still have on the knitting needles, not the ones you just put on your holder. It should still have the tail of the yarn you've been knitting with attached.

Bind off all 9 stitches, cut yarn. (got that)

Rejoin yarn where you started binding off 21 stitches. Cast on 12 stitches using cable cast-on method. (totally lost here, I think I can figure out this method with a you tube video I found though)

I agree on using the video. I'm unfamiliar with a cable cast-on. It sounds to me like the newly cast-on stitches should start where the 21 stitches were bound off. I'm having a little trouble envisioning this part. Its hard over the internet Lol

Good luck!

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cable cast on is just a knit cast on -- if you were desparate you could replace with a backwards loop cast on (easy, essentially making a loop around your needle)

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Joined: 11/06/06
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Well, I figured out the cable cast on. It was actually really simple after I watched the video a few times! Love you tube.

BUT...I screwed up. The flap that goes over with the button (where I started my cable cast on) was in the wrong spot.....LOL

Oh well, it was my first time so I guess it was practice...

thanks for your help guys! Biggrin