Help needed with a Hayfield knitting pattern...

Hi. I am currently knitting a jumper for my son using Hayfield Bonus Aran 8167.
I’ve finished the back and started the front but I’m a bit confused.
Firstly, it tells me to knit the initial 1x1 rib for 7 rows when the back was only 5…
Second, it tells me to increase what looks to be a total of three times but I’m expected to have an extra 13 stitches by the end of the row…
And lastly, it doesn’t tell me to change to the bigger needles for the main part.
Can anyone help with this please? Thanks in advance

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Welcome to the forum!

  1. Ribbing is usually knitted for the same number of rows, unless there is a particular design feature that calls for it to be unequal. I’d just make sure you have the same number of ribbed rows on each piece and not worry about whether it is 5 or 7 because the difference won’t be noticeable.

  2. Could you quote or put up a photo of the increase row instructions?

  3. The pattern writer may have forgotten to tell you to change to the larger needle size. You are right that this usually happens on the first row after the ribbing.

Hope this helps.

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Also, it’s a good idea to make sure you following the numbers for your size. It’s surprisingly easy to do – I’ve knitted a back in small and a front in medium before. I think I (un)helpfully circled the wrong numbers!

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