I know a lot of people here have knitted fabulous Starsky-s, so I was hoping for some help. I've tried searching the past KALs, but I can't find my answer. The part I'm stuck on, of all things, is the belt. The pattern says:
Pattern row: [K1, sl 1 with yarn held to front of work] to end
Repeat pattern row until work measures 63 inches.
Question 1: Is this really supposed to be K1, sl 1 with yarn held to *front* of work? Or is it a regular sl st knitwise, where the yarn is held to the *back* of the work? What does the belt end up looking like? In the pictures it looks like a nice stocking stitch, but if I try knitting it this way, will it look like that?
Question 2: So with the way the pattern is written, do I start row 2 with K1? Or do I just keep alternating knits and slips around and around?
I hope my questions make sense and I appreciate any help. I hope to have my nice warm wooly sweater done in time for the heat of summer! UPDATE:
So, I thought I had figured the belt out, but the more of it I knit, the more I'm starting to think I'm doing something wrong. What I'm getting is basically a thick tube that is closed at the top end and involutes inward at the bottom. The top edge and the bottom edge seem to be attatched. I keep knitting and knitting and I seem to only make very slow, slow progress.
Here are some pics (ignore the colours, the lighting is bad -- it's really a nice cranberry):
Does this look right to all of you guys? Does this belt just take forever to knit?