Hello, I just joined and I’m so happy I found this forum. I’ve been searching around for an answer to this question but was unable to find one. I am adding the knit2 purl2 ribbing band on a sweater. The front panels, at the neck, create a corner. After picking up all the required stitches, I am to knit2 purl2. At the two corner stitches on both front panels, the pattern says to increase one stitch before and after the corner stitch eor. I’m assuming eor means every other row right? Here are my questions:
- what is the best method to increase in a ribbing pattern? Through the front, through the back or as a normal cast on?
- when you increase, do you now count that as one of the knit/purl stitches? In other words, do you make the increase then knit or purl it?
- How do you keep the pattern on the next row? Do you end up knitting 3? What happens when you increase a few more rows? Will you end up knitting 5 or 6? This doesn’t sound right.
I haven’t knitted for some time and I’m pretty rusty, but it’s starting to come back.