The directions say:
1. Cast on 12 stitches by making a 12 st. chain with a crochet hook.
okay, I don’t know how to do that.
2. Pick up 12 stitches from the crochet chain, with dpns.
okay, I loathe dpns.
3. Join in the round.
okay, I could do that, if I could ever get a daisy chain of crochet-ed, dpn-ed stitches in a nice l’il circle.
I’ve tried various “easy alternatives” and can’t figure them out. I think the result is supposed to be a small circle of 12 stitches, which then expands to 24, and thus to a lovely pattern that is the beginning of a shawl.
I am frustrated, hot, sweaty, and feeling really really lame. Every other person in the whole universe has already posted a beautiful picture of their finished “Clue 1” with many comments about how absurdly easy, how laughably brief, how comically quick ‘n easy, this first clue is. Ha bloody ha.
Dear Tamsie –
Did you find your way? How can I help?
One thought – when you can find the time, go directly to your favourite local yarn store. Tell them what you want to do (i.e., slide 12 sts on to 3 dpns) and **do not** not leave until they get you up and running!
Sorry – the 2nd line should read:
Tell them what you want to do (i.e., slide 12 sts on to 3 dpns) and **do not** leave until they get you up and running!