Although I am not a first time knitter - I have only recently started again after a 23 year gap - so I am a little rusty.

For my first project I am knitting a beanie that has a peak.

The start of the pattern for the peak is as follows;

Cast on 3st

R1 (RS) K1 m1p K1 m1p K1 - makes 5 st

R2 (WS) P1 K1 P1 K1 P1

R3 (RS) K1 P1 m1p K1 m1p P1 K1 - makes 7st

…etc.

I am sure you get the gist of the pattern.

Now, I have looked at all the increasing stitches on this site but none of them show an increase between a K st and a P st as per the pattern above. I have tried a number of combinations of the increase stitches shown but the outcomes are less than satisfactory - my work seems uneven and full of holes. Sometimes the increase stich comes out looking like a K st, or it appears all twisted when doing an even row.

I am not sure which increase to use, for m1p, before and after the central K st.

Any help would be much appreciated?

Grant