Touble with pattern

[FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]I am trying to knit the following pattern and I am having a few problems with it. Hopefully somebody can help me.[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]I CO 34 stitches using the circular needle, and do the first row and the second.[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]( Row 1: kfb, [B]pm[/B], kfb, k4, kfb, [B]pm[/B], kfb, k18, kfb, [B]pm[/B], kfb, k4, kfb, [B]pm[/B], kfb[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]Row 2: purl across)[/FONT]

[/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]I then have trouble with the 3rd row. I don‘t have enough stitches to complete the row.[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]After the first row should I not have 42 stitches?[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Row 3 should be like this:[/FONT]

[/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]k1, yo, kfb,[B] slm[/B], kfb, k6, kfb, [B]slm[/B], kfb, k20, kfb, [B]slm[/B], kfb, k6, kfb, [B]slm[/B], kfb, yo, k1[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]But, when I start the 3rd row I wind up having to do the following:[/FONT]

[/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]K1, yo, [B]slm[/B], kfb, kfb,k6, [B]slm[/B], kfb, kfb, k20, [B]slm[/B], kfb, kfb, k6, [B]slm[/B], kfb, kfb…I don‘t have any more stitches left to do the rest (yo, k1)[/FONT]

[/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]I am a beginner at the kfb stitch so maybe I am not adding enough? I thought it should only increase the stitch number by one every time.[/FONT]

[/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]Also, the pattern uses the following term: [/FONT]knit to stitch before next marker[FONT=Arial]. What does this mean?[/FONT]

[/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial]Thanks for your help![/FONT][/FONT]

You’re right, kfb increases the stitch count by one, but I’m not sure what you’re doing with the yo in Row 3. A yo is just that, the yarn wrapped around the right needle - it doesn’t involve any existing stitches, it just adds one loop to the right needle.

So for Row 1 (and starting Row 3) you have 2 stitches before the marker. You knit one, wrap the yarn around the needle, and then kfb the second stitch. Then slip the marker, and keep going.

“knit to stitch before marker” just means knit until there’s one stitch on the left needle before the marker. If I recall correctly, that’s used a lot for raglan increases, where you do a kfb on the two stitches on either side of the marker. If you don’t have a pattern going on, it’s just knit stitches on the increase rows until the last stitch before for the marker, so “knit to stitch before next marker”

Hope that helps!

The YO makes a decorative edge on this pattern that you can thread ties through. But yeah, it’s k1, yo, sl marker, not k1, yo, k1, sl marker.

Thank you both for your help!
I was not doing the YO properly so I was not creating enough stitches.
Thanks again!