So I'm knitting a little scarflet for my mom for Christmas, and I'm ALMOST finished! And because apparently I'm an over-achiever, I went for the Quick Cabled Cowl on Ravelry. Keep in mind that this is my first knitted project EVER. I just searched online for how to cast on, knit, and purl. But now I've come to the buttonholes. Aaaaand I'm way confused. Here's what the pattern says:
Row 5 (Buttonhole Row 1): K4, P2, K1. Bind off the next 2 stitches of your row in knit stitch*. Then, K1, P1, K2. Bind off the next 2 stitches of your row in knit stitch. Then, P2, K4
*Note: in order to bind off 2 stitches, you end up working the next 3 stitches of your row.
I'm about 99% sure I've figured out how to bind off. But it's the "note" section that has me stumped. So I knit 4, purl 2, then knit 1... then do I knit one more to use to bind off? Or do I take the second purl as the stitch to loop over and bind off? Does my question make sense?
Seriously, I am 8 rows from the end of this thing! I'm pretty proud of myself; or at least I was until this moment, haha. If I don't get any responses here I'm going to have to show up at my friend's mom's house uninvited tomorrow to get her assistance, and I'd rather not do that on her busiest baking day of the year!
PLEASE, SOMEBODY, HELP!!!