the pattern is for a knitted elephant from knit simple magazine. It does not give an specific instructions for for increases of M1. An example of one of the increases is [k3, inc 1 st in next st] 12 times. For that, can I knit into the front and back. That increse occurs in the body of the elephant while knitting in the round.
The M1 in the patter goes:
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: k1, M1, k10, M1, K1
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K1, M1, k12, M1, K1
Row 6: Purl
that is the end of the M1 part of the pattern. This part of the pattern is for the ears and are made while knitting flat.
I am really unsure how to M1 and how to do the increases.
Thanks for all your help in advance.