Hi, I'm attempting to knit this baby blanket
The directions say to:
CO 116 sts loosely.
Work 3 rows Seed Stitch:
Row 1: *k1, p1; rep from *
Row 2: sl 1, *k1, p1; rep from *, end k1
Row 3: sl 1, * p1, k1; rep from *, end p1
Working the first and last 4 sts in Seed Stitch and continuing to slip the first st of every row, begin with Row 1 of chart, repeating chart 3 times across. Place markers between repeats if desired.
I understand that "sl 1" is to put the stitch on the other needle without knitting it. However, I don't understand why. What's it doing that the pattern wants me to slip the first st of every row?? (what's the point?)
Thanks for any explanation!