I’m teaching myself to knit from the book Basic Knitting: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started and I’m practicing my stitches on the teddy bear sweater pattern.
In the pattern it says to knit 4 rows of 1x1 ribbing and in the last row increase 2 stitches before the 10th and 20th stitch. It recommends the make one left and make one right increase.
My problem is that on a regular knit or purl row I can see the ladder easily and pick it up for the increase but in between a knit and purl row, the ladder looks twisted and I don’t know which end to pick up.
The demonstrations and instructions for these increases in the Basics section of the book show only how to do the increase on a knit or purl row and not a 1x1 rib. I checked the videos here and there doesn’t seem to be one that shows how to make the increase between a knit and purl.
Its probably something simple but its driving me crazy. Can anyone explain?