been working on a knitting pattern for a hooded sweater for toddlers. the pattern has been horribly written and have had nothing but trouble with it. I am working on the hood part which is the last part of the sweater. I picked up stitches around the neck and back after sewing the shoulders together. the pattern now calls for the hood shaping to increase stitches on either side of a marker (marker is in middle of row) the row pattern is knit 5, purl 2 across the row. the whole sweater is k5, p2.
so here is my question… if i increase one stitch on either side of the marker in the very middle of the row, i will be adding stitches that will set the ribbing of the k5, p2 pattern off. how do i increase these stitches without screwing up the pattern? there are a total of 26 stitches to be increased over approximately 49 rows. I don’t know if i am making a mountain out of a molehill or what.
this is the actual wording of the pattern:
[B][I]Inc. 1 st. each side of marker every 3rd row three times, then every 4th row 10 times, working added sts into pat - 83 sts.[/I][/B]
essentially i am adding 2 stitches each time i do an increase on that row and my mind can’t figure out how to keep in the pattern of k5, p2 without the pattern shifting or looking like i made a mistake in the rows above the increase.
as you can see i am totally stumped and getting neurotic trying to figure this out.
thank you in advance for anyone who can help me!!!