I am currently trying to fight my way through the Hot Water Bottle Pattern. There is a beautiful cable and on the front and then ribbing (K2 P2) around the sides and back. Pattern says to work on DPN 74 sts. 10 sts. for side edge, 28 sts for front, 10 sts for 2nd side edge and 26 sts for back. The rib pattern starts with P2.
Everybody with me? Good…here is where it all falls apart.
On 3rd round increase as follows: mark 6 center sts of each 10 stitches at side edges and M1 knitwise tbl on either side of these = 4 inc. Rep these increases every 2nd round another 7 times working alt K2 and P2 tbl = 106 sts.
Am I always M1 knitwise or sometimes will it be purwise? What does working alt K2 and P2 mean? How can I continue an even ribbing pattern with this increases? I think my ribbing will be off as I increase.
Please help! Thank you.