Instructions not clear!

by Heidi
(Clarkston, Wa)

I'm a beginner; I have round loom knitted 3 hats. I bought the book, Knitting Wheel Fashions 18 New Projects by Kathy Norris. On pg. 6 "Fur Stripes Ear Flap Hat"--I wanted to make this and bought the 2 skeins of yarn. So I start with the instructions--Cord. Make a tassel as follows: (I did that) Then under that part where it says Row 1: I start that, bringing the tassel loop over the e-wrapped first peg.But then it says chain increase 1 peg...and See Chain Increase, page 48. I go there and follow instruction under CHAIN INCREASE which sends me to page 42 for instructions for chain cast on. I do that. None of this makes sense.

Shouldn't the very FIRST instructions tell you how to cast on? Was I supposed to e-wrap all around first? Or chain cast on first? I'm very disappointed in the instructions!
Also, on page 40: SYMBOLS AND TERMS...() OR []-work enclosed instructions as many times as specified by the number immediately following .... this doesnt make sense.

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Aug 13, 2012
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Hi Heidi!
LOL! I am a pattern zombie - (so I design my own things.) But
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One of the reasons I don't follow patterns is because I can't really wrap my head around the out of sequence - lol!

These will get you going!

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this site belongs to Bethany Dailey - tons of free patterns and all things loomy! She also has a yahoo group that has some amazing things in it! Please check it out. She is on the FB loom group all the time, and responds quickly!

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This is Kristen's youtube channel. She makes amazing videos, most on the KKs, but also Martha Stewart loom, etc. Tons of how-tos, and she has an amazing stitch (vid) directory, Starts at the beginning KKs round and longloom, and then goes way beyond, all in full color!It is loomilicious! Tons of patterns also! -

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