I've only knitted one thing before, and this pattern is probably too hard for me, but I thought the best way to learn would be to jump right in. Well now, I'm just utterly confused trying to make these reversible mittens. The pattern says:
(Inc 1 st in each of 2 knit stitches, purl 2)-5times
(inc 1 st in each of 2 knit stitches, increase 1 stitch in each of 2 purl stitches twice, increase I stitch in 2 knit stitches, purl 2) - 5 times. total=76 stitches.
So I tried to do what I thought that meant: increase once for each knit stitch then purl two for five times, then for the other thing in parentheses, I increased one for each knit stitch and each purl stitch twice, but by the time I've done all this, there's not enough left in this row for me to continue this way for FIVE TIMES (I had 48 stitches to begin with, so that's only 12 sets of 2 knit and 12 sets of 2 purl, how the heck am I supposed to increase once in each knit st five times, and then in the next one, increase in each knit, each purl, once in 2 knit stitches, and purl 2-- five times... that would be 20 sets right there?), and I'll have waaay more than 76 stitches. And I'm not really sure which increase I should be using, either. I've been using make one away, which seems to work okay. This is all in one row right?? Oh, I'm so confused, and I feel so stupid. Please help.