I am trying to swatch the for the Baby Doll pattern in the summer issue of Verena. The pattern stitch does not have written instructions, only a chart. The definition for these two stitches are
2-st RT Skip next st on LH needle, working in front of skipped st, knit next st; purl skipped st; slide both sts to RH needle.
2-st LT skip next st on LH needle; working behind skipped st, purl next st' knit skipped stitch; slide both sts to RH needle.
For some reason I am having a really hard time getting this right.
Am I supposed to bring the working yarn in front of the work, insert my Rt needle into the second stitch from left to right, keeping it in the front, and pulling the yarn through that way, then purl the first stitch? This is really hard to do!
The 2st- LT is even tougher. Am I supposed to have the working yarn in the back, inserting my needle right to left keeping it behind the work, then purl it through?
I feel like there has to be an easier way. But, when I did it a way that seemed easier the pattern did not come out correctly--and when I tried doing it like a cable I kept dropping stitches. Does anyone know of any videos demonstrating this technique?