Stef (firecat) wrote,

knitting help request

I'm trying to swatch a knit pattern. There's a detail picture of what the pattern looks like on this page:

The instructions include something that doesn't make sense to me. (Highlighted below.)
PATTERN STITCH (Multiple of 2 + 3)

Row 1 (RS): K2, * insert needle from back to front between the next 2 sts and knit the 2nd st, then knit the 1st st slipping both sts off LH needle; rep from * across, end k1.

Row 2: P2, * skip next st and p the next st, then p the skipped st slipping both sts off LH needle; rep from * across, end p1.

Rep these 2 rows for Pat St.
What I don't understand is - if I insert the needle back to front to knit, the needle is pointing out the front of the fabric, but the yarn is behind the fabric. I can't figure out how to get a loop onto the needle that way. Should I bring the yarn to the front? Do they mean something by "insert from back to front" that I don't understand? I don't think they mean "through the back loop" because other patterns on the site use "through the back loop" for that.
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