Knitting 2 rows together to form a waist band for elastic.
I am using the Evie pants pattern to make wool shorites for my boy. I decided this time to use the elastic waistband option. I am on the last part of the waist band and the instructions read " knit the current row with the corresponding stitch from the cast-on row" Is there any special way to do this? Do I use the inner loop or outer loop, or does it matter? I can not find any videos on how to do this. A like would be a great help. I am new to knitting and everything I have learned has been from videos so far.
You can also knit one inch, turn it under, and stitch it up as a hem if it's easier. Remember to leave a one inch gap to insert the elastic or drawstring. I made a pair of wool pants like these around Christmas time for my granddaughter. Nothing says you have to follow the pattern exactly. Break out of the box and make it your own. In sewing terms, this would be called a casing.
Thanks for the help. What I ended up doing was grabbing the stitch from the back row with the right needle and K2Tog. It looks good. I don't have the confidence yet to break from the pattern. I have only been knitting now since September. I well I'm sure at some point. I do know about casing. I sew diapers also.