Kay so I'm new to knitting. Last summer I made a simple scarf with matching hat, and I'm as usual, skipping over steps and overestimating my learning capabilities. So I went and bought a knitting book and I don't understand half of the instructions. Can someone clarify exactly what I need to do to finish this pattern?
Here's the line thats confusing me the most:
"knit 2 together before the first stitch marker and after the second stitch marker; 22 stitches remain"
I set up the markers (or rather, some makeshift ones I used) and I know what knit means, but what exactly is it telling me to do with the stitches. Do I just proceed to the next row and leave those stitches on the other needle rather than completing the row or what?
The markers are just like a bookmark. It tells you where in the pattern you need to decrease.
So knit until there are 2 stitches left before the first marker, then knit those two together. Slip the marker from one needle to the other, then knit to the next marker. Slip it, then knit 2 together and knit to the end. You will have decreased 2 stitches and should have 22 stitches left.
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Markers go on the needle and mark spots where you inc or dec or set off stitch patterns (like in lace). Do exactly what the line says - knit until you're 2 sts before the marker, knit those two tog, slip the marker to the other needle, then knit to the next marker and slip that. Then knit 2 tog and finish the row.