So being the lovely kind person I am, I offered to knit a baby hat and bootie set for a coworker who's just about to go on maternity leave. I finished the hat and after all the tedious flat knitting I was looking forward to the booties. However I am stumped.
I have searched far and wide for the answer to this problem, I've looked on Ravelry to see if other people have had problems with the pattern, I;ve searched through this board, I've even searched for errata that may exist as the issue sure seems like a typo to me! I'm using the Grape Fizz pattern from Babyknits Hats and Booties: 15 Matching Sets for Noggins and Tootsies. The issue is on the bootie after I've finished the flat knitting.
The pattern reads as follows
"Slip sts to dpns as follows: place 8 sts on the first dpn; place next 16 sts on second dpn (instep sts); place last 8 sts on the first dpn.
Next 11 rows: Slipping the first st of each row pwise, work back and forth in Stst on the 16 sts on the first needle only!"
So I follow the instructions and slip all the stitches where they should be and I end up with this (Sorry about the poor paint quality!)
The top "needle" is the second needle and the bottom "needle" is the first needle. The random pink parentheses are supposed to represent how the stitches 'flow' on the needle. The pink squiggle thing is my yarn. The yarn that I should be knitting with.
Should my working yarn be in the middle of the row? Have I slipped the stitches incorrectly? If this is right should I just knit from the middle of the row and turn? In doing this wouldn't I just be creating an even and extra half row in my knitting? I;m so confused!
Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated!