Gummy Jelly baby

What does it mean by ‘knit into back of stitches’? Thanks.

[B]Arm [/B](make 2)
Cast on 4 sts.
[COLOR=“Red”][B]Next row knit into back of stitches[/B][/COLOR].
P 1 row.
Next row: Inc K wise into every stitch - 8sts
begining with a P row st-st 9 rows.
Next row : K2 together to end.

Thread yarn through stitches and fasten off.

Cast on 20sts
Row 1: Purl

Next row : Inc K wise into every st - 40sts
Beginning with a P row st-st 5 rows.

Shape Feet:
K4 (K3 tog) 4 times. K8 (K3 tog) 4 times, K4 - 24 sts

Beginning with a P row, st-st 15 rows.

Shoulders :
K4 (K2 tog) 2 times, K8 (K2 tog) 2 times, K4 - 20sts.

Purl next row.

Shape head:
K6, inc into next 8 sts , K6 - 28sts

Beginning with a P row, st-st 15 rows.

Next row: K2 tog to the end - 14sts
Next row: K2 tog to the end - 7sts

thread yarn though remaining sts and fasten off.

Every stitch has a front and back `leg’, or loop, over the needle. Normally you knit into the front leading leg, this row you knit into the back trailing leg.

Very basically, instead of putting your needle through the stitch from left to right, you put it through from right to left. So instead of using the front of the loop, you stick your right-hand needle into the loop, similar to purl (but behind the left-hand needle), and knit that way. This is considered the “back loop” of a stitch, rather than the “front loop,” which is what you normally knit through. All this does is change the orientation of the stitch, so that it lies a little differently. You’ll see after you work them, and the following row. :smiley:

When you are knitting through the back of the loop, you are doing a combined knit stitch. There’s a video of Amy doing the combined knit stitch here – just scroll down to Combined Knitting.

Don’t let the fact that she’s knitting with the yarn in her left hand confuse you. When you knit English and knit through the back of the loop, you are still wrapping the yarn in the same direction, just holding it in your right hand. Combined knitters hold the yarn in their left hand, as do Continental knitters.