Hello! I am a new knitter and I am working on a Patons pattern for mittens. The pattern is worked on double pointed needles and I have worked up the cuff in ribbing. I have reached instructions that I don’t understand. They are:
“Work a further 20 rounds in (K2.P2.) ribbing, inc 2 sts evenly across last rnd.” Then it says “knit 10 rnds”.
I have worked up 19 rounds of ribbing and did not increase, since it seemed that the increase should happen in the 20th round. But what do they mean by increasing evenly across the round? I was tempted to just increase two stitches at the end of the round, but thought that the mature thing to do would be to ask someone experienced. Does anyone know what they mean me to do?
I have another question - the picture of the pattern shows a mitten that is clearly in stockinette. But the pattern, as you can see from what I wrote above, just instructs me to ‘knit 10 rounds’ and shape the thumb, etc, all in knit. Never a mention of a purl row. So if I knit the whole thing as it says, won’t I end up with a garter stitch mitt? Did they mean, by ‘knit’, to knit in stockinette? It doesn’t say that.
I would really appreciate any help anyone has time to spare! THanks,