I have a simple pattern for a sweater that tells me to start doing increases after doing the ribbing for 6 rows and 10 more rows of stockinette stitch. The pattern says: make increases (at 2 stitches from the side) on both sides, at row 10 1x1, and then every 8 rows 4x1. I guess it means (correct me if I’m wrong…) on row 10 make one increase 2 stitches after beginning the row, and then in row 11 make another one the same way, and then knit 8 more rows.Then in row 19 start making increases again (20 through 26 will have an increase at 2 stitches from the beginning I suppose? In total I will have 10 more stitches than when I started.
2 things are confusing me: do I keep making increases till the end of times (because it says make a 4x1 increase every 8th row), or is this a one time thing?
What kind of increase is normal to do in these case? The make one right, or make one left, or knit left leg, or knit right leg…? Or with a yarn over, which will make a little eyelet? It doesn’t say.
I am translating the pattern from Dutch so it’s extra hard for me to know what they are asking for. But they are not saying anymore than this:
“Make on both sides at 2 stitches from the sides: 10 rows higher: 1x1 increase and each 8th row: 4x1 increase”. Next sentence says: “you have 71 stitches (I had 61 before the increases)”. And next: “bring on both sides, at 36 cm (50 rows) from the ribbing, a marker ring or a colored thread in order to signal the arm opening”.
Anyone knows what I have to do? The yarn is supper annoying to frog and it’s 2 threads together so I thought I’d ask first.
Thank you so much if anyone can help me!