I am new to knitting and am trying to follow a pattern for the first time. I am knitting a hand puppet and am confused by the instructions for increasing. Can anyone advise if it’s me or the pattern which is not making sense. I can’t see how the stitches increase to (52 Sts) I have 48 sts at the start of this increase instruction. How do I follow this pattern to get 52?
I have 48 stitches on my needles which is correct according to the pattern. Here is the pattern instructions:
Increase for puppet arms. Next: k11, (inc1) twice, k22, (inc1) twice, k11 (52 sts)
I work it out that I still have 48sts after following these instruction. Am I reading it wrong? How do I increase to 52sts?