I am attempting to knit a top down sweater for my granddaughter, but the pattern has got me so confused, I am not the most experienced knitter and patterns drive me crazy...anyway here is what the pattern says:
Four shapeline stitches are used to shape the yoke. Every other round, increases are worked before and after each shapeline stitch. In the next round you will place a marker before eachof the 4 shapeline stitches.
Slip marker, k1 (shapeline stitch), k29 for the body, Place marker, k1 (shapeline stitch), k8 for the sleeve: repeat fromonce more, placing a marker before each shapeline stitch.
Note: The increase round begins with a M1 (backward loop increase) before the first marker.
Increase Round: *M1, slip marker, k1 (shapeline stitch), M1, knit to next marker; repeat from * at the next 3 markers, knit to end of round.
Straight Round: Knit.
Repeat the last 2 round until you have 230 stitches on your needle.
I have tried this backward loop M1 and I get a hole and I don't think there is supposed to be a hole and what the heck is a "shapeline stitch"... ???? I am confused. Can anyone help me???