I'm working on the body and am a little bit confused. On basically every other row the pattern has some variation of this:
Knit to first marker, K17, knit in stitch below stitch just knitted, K1, knit in stitch below next stitch. Knit to next marker. K17, knit in stitch below stitch just knitted, K1, knit in stitch below next stitch, knit across.
The bolded part is what's confusing me. Does this make a decrease? Or an increase? What does it do, and why is it there? And what exactly is it saying to do? I've been doing what I think its saying, and it doesn't seem to be doing much, and if it's just to add texture I'm going to skip it and just knit the rounds so that I can finish this thing before Monday morning, but if it's supposed to change the stitch count I don't want to have to frog--
Anyone who's knitted this have any suggestions? Maybe the wording is just what's confusing me, but I'd love some advice!
Thanks again for any help!
EDITED: Thanks everyone! I figured it out-- just one of those knitting moments when you make something ten thousand times more complicated then it actually is. FO pictures to follow--hopefully by the 25th!