Okey dokey, how about a little tutorial on how to do that afterthought tail in Terence? I use the same technique in many of my other patterns too, including Tofu and Esther too. The afterthought tail is where you "hold" some stitches by knitting across them in waste yarn that you remove later to expose live stitches later. Sounds tricky, but it is not!
Here we go! Ok, I just did my sample here using a little square I knit up, but it the same deal as in the round in Terence. I am ready to hold some sts now:
My patterns call for you to knit a few stitches before knitting with the waste yarn, so go ahead and knit as many as is called for:
Grab your waste yarn and begin to knit the next stitches with it. Make sure your waste yarn is a different color than your working yarn and about the same weight, or even slightly heavier than your working yarn. I like to keep my tail in front because I think it makes it easier to remove the waste yarn when you are done:
Go back to your working yarn, and knit across the waste yarn stitches and to the end of the round:
Here's what your held stitches will look like at this point:
At this point you are going to completely ignore these waste yarn stitches until you are done. When you are ready to expose your live stitches, grab your 40" circular (for Magic Loop). I am going to show you how to do this using Magic Loop, but you can easily use dpns too. Just use 2 needles to grab your stitches and work them onto 3 needles as you knit your first round.
Here my piece is, ready to release those stitches in blue:
What you want to do is go ahead and slip your needles through those stitches. I count to make sure I am getting all the stitches I knit in waste yarn (refer back to your pattern if you don't remember how many you knit). Don't worry about if you are twisting them or not, you can fix them on the firs round as you knit them:
Once you get the bottom half on your needle, Magic Loop around so you can do the same thing with the stitches above the blue stitches:
Now you are ready to remove the waste yarn to expose those stitches! I like to use the needle tip to pick the stitches out. I start with one row of stitches and remove all of those first:
See those live stitches on my needle now?
Since I removed one row to start, I was able to just pull the bottom yarn out:
Look at that! Stitches ready to knit. Love it!
Now just grab the tail of your working yarn and start knitting! Untwist any twisted stitches you come to:
Ok, I have stuff going on tomorrow and know I wont have time, so I am going to go over tummy attachment on Friday. Let me know what other Terence questions you have!