What does this particular phrase mean? I am working on a pattern from simply kintting magazine (British patterns) and for the first 15 rows or so, I am instructed to:
r1 - knit first 7 stitches, increase into next stitch, knit to end
r2 - knit 1 stitch, purl to last 7 stitches, knit to end
then it says “continue in set”, maintaining garter stitch border until piece measures 4.5". What does this mean? Should I keep making increases or shoud I just keep knitting without making the increases? Why would it not just say knit in rows 1& 2, keeping garter stitch border until piece measures 4.5" or so?
This is driving me crazy. Please help.