I’m not sure what the following pattern means: Cast on 44 (got it). P1 row on WS (got it). Work in drop st (this is the pattern which I can follow–it’s for 20 rows, repeated), inc 1 st each side working inc sts into pat every 12th row 1 time, every 14th row 12 times---- 70 sts. Work even until piece measures 18"/45.5 cm from beg.
This is the sleeve of a sweater. I know I need to end up with 70 stitches before I start the shape the cap. What I’m not following is if I increase on both side on row 12 (putting me w/46 sts) do I then increase on row 14 as well (for a total of 48)? Does that row 14 become ‘row zero’ again and then knit the pattern until I get to the 14th row again? The pattern is in 20 rows which I can understand the row 14 there but if I repeat a 20 row pattern at least 13 times, my sleeves will be veeeeeery long, it seems. I’d hate to have to pull out that many rows!