Hi. First time poster here. And a man who knits!!!
I’m knitting the Men’s Zipped Raglan out of Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
I am puzzled by some of the directions for the sleeves, which are knitted in the round, starting with 48 stitches and increased up to 72:
Work in (k4,p4) rib pattern for a total of 16 rounds - piece measures about 3” from beginning. Increase Rnd: Kf&b, knit to last st, kf&b - 2 st increased. Work increased sts into the k4, p4 rib pattern as they become available…
OK. I get how to do the 16 rounds… but how does the increase round work?
How do I incorporate the increased stitches into the pattern? If you only have two extra stitches won’t that throw the k4, p4 ribbing off? I have puzzled this over in my head for several days, and I’m just not sure what to do.
If I do the increases in the p section, the first time I’ll get 6 p in that section, then the next time 8, then 10, then… And I know that isn’t right.
I’m so puzzled.
Also is there a youtube/blog video that shows how to figure this out?
Thanks for your help.