I have a pattern to knit a cable slouch hat. It says to cast on 72 sts and do at least 10 rows in K2 P2. That part I understand.
Then it says Increase row: Repeat K3M1 (96 st).
Change to the bigger needle.
Row 1, 2 and 3) P2, K6, P2, K6
Row 4) P2, T6F, K6
I am wondering when I should do the increase and what exactly does the establishing rows mean? Do I spread out the K3M1 in the Establishing rows or do I do K3M1 right after the ribbing? Also, Rows 1-3 are all knit rows. In order to have a cable, I feel that the alternating rows should be purl, right?
Thanks for any help you can give me.