I'm having trouble with a pattern for a sweater, and am ending up with 7 stitches too many so am wondering if my M1's are correct. When I work it out in theory from the pattern my count looks correct, but maybe I've misunderstood what the m1 does to the stitch count.
The pattern is as follows:
cast on 87 sts
work 17 rows in K1, P1 rib
Next row Starting with a knit row, increase across the row by 22 sts as follows. *k2, M1 (by knitting into front and back of next st), repeat from * to end. 109 sts
I make it 116 stitches. Is it me or the pattern, and am I correct in thinking that that particular M1 increases by 1.
Thank you so much for any responses. I'm itching to continue, I'm sure you all know the feeling