Help new knitter, confused about increases

Hi, I am doing one of those beginner projects, and it says to cast on 9 stitches, then knit one, invisible increase, and repeat across the row and end with one knit stitch for a total of 17 stitches. Most of tutorials about invisible increases talk about knitting into the purl bump in the stitch below, however this is right after cast on and there are no stitches below. Help!

I think you can use whatever increase makes you happiest…kf&b would probably be the easiest. I would say M1, but if this is your cast on row, there wont really be a strand between sts to knit in to.

Try looking at the comparisons of all the different increases on THIS PAGE. All are connected with their corresponding fabulous videos.