I’m a new knitter… here is my problem. The instructions read: "inc. 1 st. at both ends of 5th and every following 4th row until there are 41 sts.

How do I do that increase… can you start a row with an increase and can you end a row with an increase? I have only done an increase in the middle of a row.

With those kind of instructions, I usually work the first stitch then do the increase.

It doesn’t mean literally [B]on[/B] the end st, just towards each edge rather than further in the middle. If you do a kfb increase you can do it on the edge stitches. If you want to do a M1 inc you can do them between the end sts and the next one.