Thanks. That helped a lot. The first post, the part that made it the most confusing was this: “as if to purl,[COLOR=“YellowGreen”] k, I get that [/COLOR]knit the 2nd stitch and leave on”. The part you had in green, especially the “k”.
But I have to admit I have never seen instructions like these, but I think I get what they want you to do now. :cheering:
- insert the tip of
the right hand needle through the first stitch
as if to purl, knit the 2nd stitch and leave on
the needle, then knit the first stitch through the
back of the loop, slip both stitches tog from the
left hand needle; rep from *
Okay, I’ll try to explain. This maneuver makes an increase with a sort of yarn over. 2 stitches are increased to 3. I know this all sounds impossible to do, but try it and it does work. With the yarn in back, insert the right hand needle into the first stitch just like you were going to purl it (as it says in the directions for row 8, you are going to knit the second stitch through the first stitch) then keep going with the RH needle tip over to the 2nd st on the LH needle and enter that stitch in a knit fashion. Now just yarn around the RH needle tip like you usually do to knit because that is what you are going to do. You reach through the first stitch purlwise and knit the second stitch, but don’t slide anything off the LH needle yet.
At this point the RH needle is in front of the LH needle, because you just pulled up a stitch loop and stopped right there. Now twist the RH needle over so that you can knit the first stitch (the one you already went through purlwise) behind the needle. In other words you knit that first stitch through the back loop. If you are not familiar with ktbl look it up on this site or somewhere else and try it on a regular stitch before you tackle this. :lol: After you have completed that knit tbl stitch by wrapping and pulling up a stitch loop, go ahead and slip the whole works that you have been working into off the LH needle. You did it!! You will have 3 stitches where you had 2 before and the first one is a yarn over made in an unusual way.
On row 8 you will do the same thing again, but the directions are shortened there, they just call it:
knit 2nd st through first st, then knit first st in back of loop as before;
I hope I made it clear. If not, ask again, and I’ll see if I can clear up any part I didn’t make plain. It’s kind of fun to learn something totally new.
On row 7, the return row you purl all three stitch loops.