I’m new to knitting, have one scarf under my belt and thought I’d try a baby blanket. Unfortunately I can’t get past the 1st row instructions.
Cast on 2 sts. (ok, i get that, I’ll have three loops over my needle)
1st Row: Inc 1 st in first st. K1. 3 sts.
I’m confused on how to increase in the first stitch. I’ve been using the continental method of knitting. So my loops are on the left needle so do I just make a loop onto the left needle for the increase or do I do a knit stitch then the increase? And I don’t understand K1. 3 sts. If I increase one I’ll then have 4 stitches. Or does it mean to knit the last three sts that are on the needle?
If this helps Row 2: (RS). K1. (yo. K1) twice. 5 sts.
Thanks in advance for any help!!