I am about to start a pattern for a little doll sweater, and this part sounded a bit confusing:
"With US 6 needles cast on 40 sts, K2, P2 for 4 rows and, at the
same time, inc 12 sts evenly in the last row (52 sts)."
(That part is in bold in the pattern.)
This sounds like:
Row 1: K2 P2 to end
Row 2: K2 P2 to end
Row 3: K2 P2 to end
And then on row 4 increase 12 sts evenly, but...
1. How do you increase evenly in rib without looking weird? I was thinking of just making row 4 in rib and then doing a row 5 in stockinette with the increases, because right after that step is going into cabling charts, so it wont look that off.
2. What does it mean by "at the same time"? This seems to be important, because its in bold.
3. Why does a sweater start smaller in the first place? Gloves and socks dont, but I have never made a sweater. (Btw it starts at the bottom, not the top.)