First of all, this is from the “Christmoose the Reindeer” reindeer toy pattern from Woman’s Weekly Knitting, which I can’t link to because you have to sign up to get the pattern. For the sake of simplicity, I’m going to copy the text from the pattern exactly below.
“Cast on 16 sts. P1 row.
1st inc row: [inc in next st, k1] to end. P1 row. Work 1st inc. row - 36 st. P1 row”
Okay, so after the cast-on and the purl row, for the next row I just knitted one stitch, made a new stitch, and knitted a new stitch, repeatedly, until the end of the row. This took forever bc the stitching became extremely tight with all of the increases (even after i allocated generously for this) and made me worried that I was doing something wrong. This gave me a row with 32 stitches.
Then I get to “Work 1st inc row” and I’m completely lost. How does this end up giving me 36 stitches? What exactly does “Work 1st inc row” mean in laymen’s terms because google can’t seem to give me a direct answer and my wild guessing isn’t helping?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!