Ok so the pattern I am looking at says
"Working in Stockinette Stitch (knitting every round)…
Setup Round: K 20 (22, 24), pm, MIL, K1, M1R, PM, K to end of round.
K 2 rounds
Round 1: K to marker, SM, M1L, K to marker, M1R, SM, K to end
Rounds 2 & 3: K around all stitches
Repeat these 3 rounds until there are 13 (15, 17) stitches between the markers."
Does it matter? I mean I guess I can try doing the M1L and M1R
I also noticed the next part of the pattern says
"Next Round: K to marker, remove marker, slide 13 (15, 17) gusset stitches on scrap yarn, remove last marker. Use
the backwards loop method to CO 1 over gap, K to end. 40 (44, 48) stitches"
I started with 40 sts, if I CO1 over gap then knit to end, won't I end up with 41 stitches not 40?