I am making a Jester Hat that has a ball at the end of an i-cord. After making the i-cord the directions state:
Begin ball shaping
Round 1: in each of the three stitches, increase one stitch, 6 stitches.
Place 2 on each needle.
Round 2: Increase in every stitch again: 12 stitches, 4 on each needle.
Round 3: Work even.
Round 4: k1, m1, k2, m1, k1 repeat around. 18 stitches
the rest of the pattern is even and decreases…
My question is: What is the best way to make an increase? I tried the Make 1 Away because it did not seem like I could do the Make 1 Front because of the nature of the i-cord and the between stitches. It was a mess! Maybe I was pulling the stitches to tight. Should I try again or can someone offer another method? I have not really increased previous to this hat.
Thank you so much for your help!!! Lisa:)