Need an explanantion of the increases in the bottom of the French Market Bag from Knitty. I was knitting into the front and back of the first and last stitch on each needle. But if you read at the end of the instructions… it says that the increases occur before and after the first stitch of each needle. How do I do this?
Using double pointed needles and CC, CO 8 sts. Divide so that there are 2 sts on each of 4 needles. [Although it is possible to divide using 3 needles, I recommend using 4 needles as it makes the increasing a lot easier. The increases occur before and after the first stitch of each needle.]
Join by slipping first st onto Needle 4. Pull last st over first st and move the last stitch onto the Needle 1.
Round 1: Knit [8 sts]
Round 2: K1, M1 around [16 sts].
Round 3: Knit.
Round 4: * K1, M1, K3, M1 * around [24 sts].
Round 5: Knit.
Round 6: * K1, M1, K5, M1 * around [32 sts].
Round 7: Knit.
Round 8: * K1, M1, K7, M1 * around [40 sts].
Round 9: Knit.
Round 10: * K1, M1, K9, M1 * around [48 sts].
Continue in this manner, so that all odd rounds are knit and all even rounds have 8 stitches increased until you have 200 sts. Since you are increasing before and after the first st of each of the needles, the first st is going to “pop” up, off the knitted fabric.