# Increase rows

Hi. I am working on a pattern for a turkey plushie.

The first part is working the neck piece. The pattern reads as follows
Beg at neck using the thumb method and A, cast on 20 sts.
First and foll 3 alt rows (WS): Purl.
Inc row: K2, (m1, k2) 4 times; rep from once (28 sts).
Inc row: *K4, (m1, k2) 4 times, k2; rep from * once (36 sts).
Inc row: *K6, (m1, k2) 4 times, k4; rep from * once (44 sts).
Inc row: *K8, (m1, k2) 4 times, k6; rep from * once (52 sts).
Beg with a purl row, work in St st for 29 rows.
Dec row: *K8, (k2tog) twice, k2, (k2tog) twice, k8; rep from * once (44 sts).
Next and foll 2 alt rows: Purl.
Dec row: *K6, (k2tog) twice, k2, (k2tog) twice, k6; rep from * once (36 sts).
Dec row: *K4, (k2tog) twice, k2, (k2tog) twice, k4; rep from * once (28 sts).
Dec row: *K2, (k2tog) twice, k2, (k2tog) twice, k2; rep from * once (20 sts).
Purl 1 row.
Bind off.

My question is this. Do I adjust assume that all the increase and decrease rows are knit rows and I purl in between? Otherwise it seems I am not always purling on the wrong side.

Thanks so much.

Lisa

That’s right and it’s actually what the instructions are asking you to do. The purl rows are all WS rows with the inc and dec rows on the RS.