K twice

what does k twice mean? and how what do you have to do> I am trying to make a teddy bear, but i don’t know what that means:mrgreen:

hiya knitter819 n welcome to the partay!!!:happydance:
K, literally translated k twice, is “knit twice”. Now comes the fun part, what are the directions in the very next phrase? Does it say to knit twice into the next stitch or it could mean k the next two stitches. Depends on what the next set of instructions for that row are. (the part that is between the next set of comma’s).:knitting: If at all possible, could you type in that whole line of instructions? That would clarify alot for what you are trying to do.

thanks :wink: well this is right at the beginning:

cast on 10 stitches
P 1 row
K twice into every st = 20sts
K5, K twice into next st, K 8
K twice into next st, K 5 = 22sts

I get the first two lines, but after that I am lost:shrug:

In this case - K twice into every st is an increase; see how your stitches go from 10 to 20? So do a knit front and back increase, also called a bar increase in every stitch. Look at the increase Videos for it.