Oh, people! I need help. Duh. Why else would I be here, eh? ^_~
Anyhoo, I consider myself a beginner on my way to becoming pseudo intermediate, all self-taught by books and this oh-so-lifesaving website. Now I think I’m ready to tackle the world beyond scarves. Here is the pattern I wish to work: http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/decostar-splash-shrug.html
Okay, now when it says “K2 (3), inc in next st”, what does that mean? I know what increase is, but does the “in next stitch” mean something special? What sort of increase would I have to do? Bar? M1? And what does the last part of that mean (“to last 1 st, K to end. 88”)? Does 88 mean that’s the number of stitches I should end up with after I do the row increase? If so, how is that possible? When I tried to map out the directions with the knit 2, inc 1 directions as I interpret it, I end up with 99 stitches total. Help!
I think the rest of the pattern is decipherable, but that one just threw me for a loop (pardon the pun)! Any help? Thanks loads!