# K1tbl, K1....an increase?

I’m working on the Mariah pattern on Knitty.com but I’m confused by an increase that’s worked on the sleeve…

It says… [k1tbl, k1] in st, insert left needle behind vertical strand between the 2 new sts, k this; makes 2 new sts.

Thanks,
Jenny

Here’s the pattern for the cardigan. http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTmariah.html

If you k1tbl of the next stitch, leave it on the needle and knit that same stitch through the front leg, you’ve increased 1 stitch. Then if you leave both those stitches on the left needle and knit in the strand between the two of them, you’ve increased another stitch for an increase of 2.

sue

Thanks a million!!!

~Jenny

On this same pattern, it calls for a 5 st decrease to 1 doing the following:

sl 3 kwise (one at a time), pass 2nd st on right needle over first (centre) st; sl centre st back to left needle, pass next st over it, sl centre st to right needle, rep * to *, purl remaining (centre) st.

OK. So I get the sl 3 sts and passing the 2nd st over the first. I also understand slipping the centre st to the left needle but do I now pass the next stitch on the left needle and pass this stitch back to the right needle? I’ve been trying this but it’s not working right.

Help?

Thanks!!

Jenny

What you’re doing is putting stitches from the left and right side of the center stitch over it for the decrease.

2 1 C 1 2
left needle right needle

Stitch 1 on the right side is going to go over C, then stitch 1 from the left side is going over stitch C. Then you move C back to the right needle and pass stitch 2 over it, then to the left needle for stitch 2 there. Clear enough?

This is why I love you guys so much!!! The clarity when others are lost.

Thank you so much!!

I’m glad Ingrid could answer that one, because it was beyond me!

sue

This link saved my project… I’m also working on a project that is similar to the original poster’s…