I'm trying to knit a men's thong for a friend as a joke, but I've hit a snag. I've figured out how to do the wrap stitch and turn part of the pattern, but I cannot figure out what to do after that. Could someone please explain to me what I'm supposed to do from after "cont as est..."?? I've tried it several times, but I don't understand how you get from 20 to 60 stitches. Please help!!
The part of the pattern is:
*K to last 2 sts, wrap next st and turn.
P to last 2 sts, wrap next st and turn.
K to last 3 sts, wrap next st and turn.
P to last 3 sts, wrap next st and turn.
Cont as est until 3 sts are wrapped at each end of row and 1 st at each end remains unworked.
Work across 2 rows picking up wrapped sts at both sides of work and unworked sts.
Rep from * 16(18, 20) times while AT THE SAME TIME , M1 on each side of st marker every 4th row (counting rows up center of pouch) to 52[56, 60]sts.