Here are a couple of resources that might help with techniques used for Matilda Jane:
knittinghelp.com – they have videos for most of the things in the pattern, left and right slanting make 1 increases, the decreases, yarn overs, picking up sts etc.
the knitting fiend has great directions for paired lifted increases
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