Okay at this point you have either 8 or 10 sts already on the needle. Turn for a new row and CO 9 or 11 at the beg of the row, and knit them; p1 of the old sts, then k the old sts to the last one and p it too. That finishes that row. Turn and CO 9 or 11 sts at the beg of the next row, and you'll have 26 or 32 sts total. Knit across all the stitches.