Help with vintage knitting pattern

Hi, I’m new here and I’m trying to knit a vintage vest for my son. I’m stuck as the instructions are pretty unclear. It’s supposed to be pretty straightforward ribbing but its confusing. The rib 6 increase etc…
I am attaching some pictures, one of how it should look like and the other with the confusing instructions. Any help will be greatly appreciated Happy New Year to all!

Welcome to the forum!
In orders to adjust for the difference between rib and the pattern stitch, there’s an increase row. For this last rib row, increase in a stitch so that you use up a stitch when you work the increase. A knit front and back (KFB) will work here or a knit right loop (KRL) or knit left loop (KLL).

The row will work out to 6sts + (2 + 9) x7 + (2 + 7) or 92sts.

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I wanted to learn this too.

Do you mean change stitches or knit ?
I am sure you can !

There are two alternatives.
You can keep to the rib pattern established in the previous rows. The increases will interrupt the pattern but after you work an increase, look to the column of sts below the current row and use that as a guide. So you might k1,p1,k1,p1, kfb in the next knit stitch, then continue the rib with p1, k1 and so on. The pattern is going to change to the main body pattern anyway so this won’t be a problem.
You might also work this increase row in stockinette. Knit (knit each stitch rather than rib) across the given number of sts then work a kfb. Again, the stitch pattern is about to change anyway so this won’t be noticeable.

I’m not sure what you mean by change sts or knit??

Thank you so much for your clear explanation. That was super helpful!! I really appreciate that.:sparkling_heart: