I am starting a hat and in the directions it states that when decreasing you are to slip marker. I have never used markers before. Also, when it states:
"Continue in K2, P2 rib pattern (no more cables) until piece measures 8 inches long from cast on.
Next round: [K2, P2] for 20 sts, place marker. Repeat around. 6 stitch markers total."
when do I place the stitch markers. I know I sound like a knitting idiot, but I really don't understand this. Any help is appreciated.