I am knitting a sweater and I need to increase every 1st and 8th row…however the 8th row is on the purl side…Can you increase on the purl side?

This is a bone of contention, in my opinion, in the knitting world. Sometimes they mean ON the 1st and 8th row. Sometimes they mean AFTER the 1st and 8th row.

I always increase on the knit side. But that is just me. I’ve been knitting for a long time and this one always give me trouble.

I know as I always increase on the knit side as well…thanks for you help

It could mean on the first and the 8th row after that, which would make it the 9th row, and a knit side. :shrug:

The bottom line, though, is that one row wouldn’t make a difference either way.