Help with a pattern for a new member!
Hello, I'm so excited to start reading the forum!
I'm fairly new at knitting and am making a baby hat with a free pattern from Bernat yarns. I'm having a hard time with the pattern, though.
It goes like this:
Cast on 9 sts.
1st row: (RS). (K1. yfwd) 8 times. K1. 17 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. (yfwd. K2) 8 times. 25 sts.
5th row: K1. (yfwd. K3) 8 times. 33 sts
So, I understand that yfwd means Yarn Forward, and I understand that is an increase. However, for the first row, do I K1 regularly, bring the yarn forward, then K1, then bring the yarn forward for a second time and K1?
For the second row, I understand to K1 and bring the yarn forward, but then do I K1 with the yarn forward and the second knit is regular? Then bring the yarn forward and K1 and the second knit is regular again? So in other words is that increasing every other stitch?
Sorry if I've made such a simple pattern so confusing, but I can't quite figure it out! Thanks in advance!