Ok, here is the pattern.
Row 1 sl1, M1R, k3, k2tog, yo twice, ssk; rep from * to last 4 sts, end k3, M1L, k1
Row 2 sl1, k4, *p1 (k1, p1) in double yo, p1; rep from * to last 5 sts, end k5
Row 3 sl1, M1R, k to last st, end M1L, k1
Row 4 sl1, k4, p to last 5 sts, end k5
To clarify here is what the pattern says to do.
After 88 sts. ending on the RS, knit pattern placing a marker before and after the middle stitches. Garter stitch the stitches inbetween the markers. After 8 rows split the middle 8 stitches (to create a slit in the front of the poncho) continuing the pattern on either side of the slit (continue garter stitch around the slit).
My question is continuing the pattern on either side of the slit. That is where I get really off. By increasing two sts after the 4 row pattern I usually have a few sts that I dont' know what to do. I don't know if I should work them in next to the edge of the slit or just have extra knit stitches near the edge of the poncho.
I have attached the picture of it.