I'm making my first attempt at a sweater and I've run into some trouble deciphering the pattern. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I'm working on the first sleeve and the chart (chart c) has two blank spaces and then a mysterious increase. The Blank spaces are supposed to indicate "no stitch; adjacent increase sts will create a new st to fill this space in the next row."
Firstly, does this mean that I am supposed to slide the two unknit stitches from the left needle to the right? Without knitting them?
My second question has to do with the increase that comes after the two blank spaces on the chart. It says, "[k1 tbl, k1] in st, insert left needle behind vertical strand between the two new stitches, k this, makes two new stitches."
Does this mean that I pick up a stitch from between the stitches, after sliding those two unknit stitches to the right needle? What type of increase do I use?
Okay, so I know that this is a lot to ask of anybody. But, I'm so freaking confused. I really appreciate the help. A LOT. Thanks in advance!
Also the pattern is here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTmariah.html
the first row of chart C is the doosie. Thanks again!