I started my first sweater last week and I’m at a loss when it comes to working the sleeves. I’ve finished the cuff but don’t understand the increases. Here’s the relevant section:
With shortest circular needles, cast on 48 sts. Join for working in the round, Establish k4,p4 rib pattern as follows: p2, *k4, p4; repeat from * to last 6 sts, end k4 p2. Work in rib for a total of 16 rnds. Increase Rnd: Kf&b, knit to last st, kf&b - 2 sts increased. Work increased sts into the k3, p4 rib pattern as they become available, changing to the medium length circular needle if there are too many sts to fit comfortably on the shortes needle. work 7 rnds even. Repeat the last 8 rnds 9 times - 68 sts. Work even until piece measures 18.5 in from beginning. On the next round, place the last 8 sts just worked on a stitch holder, removing the marker for end of rnd from the middle of these sts, work in pattern to end - 60 sts on needle. break yarn.[/INDENT]
So I guess my question is, how am i working sts into a k4 p4 pattern when it seems like i’ll just have a bunch of knitted stitches at the beginning of the round? and am I supposed to increase on every row until i get 60 sts?