The pattern :
[/B]With smaller needles, cast on 36(40-42-48) sts.
[B]Row 1 (RS):[/B] * K1, p1, rep from * to last 2 sts, end k2.
[B]Row 2:[/B] * K1, p1, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 1" from beg, end on Row 1.
[B]Next Row (WS):[/B] [COLOR=magenta][B]Work 5 sts[/B][/COLOR] and sl these sts onto a holder, p to end – 31(35-37-43) sts. Change to larger needles and work even in St st until piece measures 2" from beg, end on WS.