A new knitter needs some help, I've reposted her email below.
i am a beginner in knitting, so i face alot of problems in patterns please help me.the pattern is like this: Work 4 sts in seed st, (k2, ssk) 6 times, k3, (k2tog, k2) 6 times, k1, work 4 sts in seed st.and it is from ANOUK paterns site:knitty.com. hope you help me by explaining this pattern.
You do each part just as written -
4 sts in seed st -
k2, ssk 6 times - k2, ssk, k2 ssk, k2, ssk, k2 ssk, k2, ssk, k2 ssk
k2tog k2 6 times - k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2,
4 sts in seed st.
The pattern explains seed st, the ssk and k2tog are decreases and videos are found on the Decreases page.