I've only been knitting for about 6 months and just finished my first afghan and am looking forward to my 2nd project but I don't understand a step in the directions. If any one can help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. This is going to be a Christmas present for someone so I'd like to get it started as soon as possible.
The questions I have is regarding the below direction:
Row 1: Knit 4, place marker, purl 8, place marker, * (knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all into next st, purl 3 together; repeat from * to last 12 sts, place marker, purl 8, place marker, knit 4.
As a background, the stitches are cast on with 2 strands of yarn held together. I don't understand the part following the parenthesis that says "all into next st." How do I k1, p1, and k1, all into one stitch, or two strands of yarn? Any advice?