Hello! I just started working on an advanced project, but the part that's difficult for me isn't the technique, but actually understanding the pattern. So far I think I've managed to figure it out, but now I'm completely stuck. It doesn't make any sense at all to me... The numbers just don't add up! So, I was wondering if anyone here can possibly make sense of this. It would be SUCH a relief if you could!
Use MC yarn and pick up 28 stitches knitwise along one selvedge, beginning at the tapered end. Continue working in rows as follows:
Row 1: P10, w&t.
Row 2: K6 [M1R, K1] 3 times, P1. (31 stitches)
Row 3: Sl1, P15, w&t.
Row 4: K9, [K1, M1R, K1] 3 times, P1. (34 stitches)
Row 5: Sl1, P21, w&t.
Row 6: K12, [K2, M1R, K2] 3 times, P1. (37 stitches)
I understand all of the knitting terms and have successfully worked with them before. What I don't understand is how all the stitches add up in row 2. I've already picked up the stitches and done row 1 by purling 10, wrapping and turning and then knitting all the way to the end, then purling the entire row. I don't know what to do after that. Am I supposed to K6, M1R, K7, M1R, K7, M1R, P1? How do I end up with 31 stitches by the end of row 2?