All right, so I've learned only just the basics of knitting from my Aunt Colleen. And by the basics, I mean, knit, purl, cast on, bind off.
Thus far I've been able to make scarves. Lots of scarves. My favorite of which (the Gryffindor Scarf) has been lost to the world. My Dad was in charge of making sure it got home from winter break, but alas, it did not. However, as I search for the right yarn to make a replacement, I though to myself "Wouldn't it be excellent if I could make a sweater. You know, one I'd actually wear." I'm a rather finicky 17 year old and as far as fashion goes, most knitted things go out the window.
BUT I found a pattern I LOVE and I feel like I can make.
I have one issue.
The lace confuses me.
This is the pattern.
I get the knitting and purling on sides, I get the knitting two together.
What the hell is "slipping two stitches as if you're going to knit them, and then knit them together"? Isn't that just knitting two stitches together?
Also, what does it mean to "yarn over"?
I'm sorry if these are stupid questions, but I've made enough scarves, and I'm sick of people thinking that I'm making Cat-in-the-Hat-hat. By knitting. I'd like to try this, but I don't know how to start as the pattern starts you off with the lace.
Thanks in advance for your help.
I hope to see you all much more frequently!