I was wondering if anyone may be able to help me with a part in a pattern that I just cannot understand. I have tried to do it several different ways but it is just not working out the way that it should. There seems to be a step that I am missing but I just can’t figure out how it is meant to be done. The step that I can’t get is the YBK and YFT. Once you have moved the yarns position I am not sure how the next stitch is to be done as the yarn seems to be in the wrong position. It didn’t explain in the abbreviations but I am assuming that the sl 2 is slip stiches? Maybe I am wrong in that assumption. If I am what does it mean?
Abbreviation is: ybk = yarn back: take yarn under needle from purling position into knitting position (not making a stitch)
yft = yarn forward: bring under needle from knitting positon to purling positon (not making a stitch)
Instructions: 1st row: Using C1, K6 *yft, sl 2, K6 rep from * to last st
2nd row: Using C!, K6 *ybk, sl 2, K6, rep from * to last st
3rd row: Using C1, As 2nd row
4th and 6th Row: Using MC, K6, *ybk, sl 2, K6, rep from * to last st
5th and 7th Row: Using MC, P6, *yft, sl 2, P6, rep from * to last st
8th Row: Using C1, Knit
9th Row: Using C1, K2, *yft, sl 2, K6, rep from * to last 4 st, yft, sl 2, K2
10th Row: Using C1, K2, *ybk, sl 2, K6, Rep from * to last 4 st, ybk, sl 2, K2
11th Row: As 9th Row
12th and 14th Row: Using MC, as 10th Row
13th and 15th Row: Using MC, P2, *yft, sl 2, P6, rep from * to last 4 sts yft, sl 2, P2
16th Row: Using C1, knit
Above is a picture of how the pattern should look. Any help with this would be very much appreciated as I would really like to do this pattern but I am getting frustrated with how to do it.