Beginner here. Can someone help with pattern instructions, please.
Both the front and back of my sweater are the same.
I’m fine with the beginning where I’m given the 1st and 2nd rows, then asked to repeat 7 times, then knit the 1st row once.
On the 18th row, the instructions read …
“Rib 8, * inc. in next st., rib 11, rep from * to last 1 st/s, rib 1 … 87”
I don’t understand (a) the instruction to “rib”. Are not “rib” stitches done over various rows? Also don’t understand (b) the last bit … “rib 1 … 87” because the number of stitches I mention are for the smallest size, yet intitally I’m asked to cast on only 81 stitches.
Grateful for any help. If you’re kind enough to offer assistance, please be very clear. This is my first “serious” attempt at a garment. Have had plenty of practice and felt confident that I could understand or at least work my way through a pattern but this has me stumped.