Increasing 2x2 ribbing

Hi Everyone,

I am knitting a snake in 2x2 ribbing on four needles. I started at his tail and am working up his body. I want to increase my stitch count from 12 to 16. I can see where I increased to 16 stitches and the pattern (the look of the ribbing) is a little off. Can this increase be done to minimize the look of the increase?

Thanks,
Nancy

If you increase on the purl sts (purl 3 instead of purl 2) it won’t be so noticeable.