Socknitters has directions and pictures:http://www.socknitters.com/toe-up/prelimassign.htm
- but now reading the designer's directions, she's doing something completely different.
Her directions (for those who haven't seen them on the knitty site yet) read:
LRI: make a left raised increase by knitting the stitch above the one that you will use to increase. Insert the tip of the left needle under the second purl nub below the stitch that you just knitted and pull up onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch created by the purl nub from the farside (if you knit it from the nearside it will twist and look wrong).
So, Here's what I'm thinking she means, although her terminology is indeed as clear as mud.
Step 1: Knit the next stitch on your needle as usual. This will be called Stitch A.
Step 2: Use your left needle to pick up the second purl loop below Stitch A. Since Stitch A is knitted, this essentially means pick up the second stitch below the one you just knit. If we call the stitch that Stitch A is coming out of Stitch B, then you want to pick up the stitch that Stitch B is coming out of. We can call this stitch C.
I have a picture, but I don't know how to add them (I don't have a website).
Step 3: Hold Stitch C on your left hand needle and Knit Stitch C through the back loop.
hm. clear as mud again huh? i'll search and try to find how to upload a picture.
You could also try asking the author of the pattern - her blog is at mindofwinter.pretty posies.com