What is Inc in next st, inc in next st, k 1

Hi, I am new to knitting (been knitting less than 2 months) and am having a lot of fun. I am finding patterns very hard to read though. A pattern for a ruffled scarf (no lacey holes) says:

*Inc in next st, inc in next st, k 1; rep from *. 320 sts.
(before this line, you have 192 stitches)

I assume these increases make the ruffle.

I understand I am supposed to increase, and from what I have read in the other threads I think I should use kfb (knit into the front and back). But I don’t understand: “Inc in next st, inc in next st”.

How can you increase twice (especially using kfb), or does it mean something else? Should I use some other increase (like “make one”, and if so should it then be a left-leaning increase?)?

Thanks for any help. Maybe I am biting off more than I can chew but the pattern doesn’t seem that hard, I just don’t understand the lingo quite yet. Happy knitting, Betania

I understand I am supposed to increase, and from what I have read in the other threads I think I should use kfb (knit into the front and back). But I don’t understand: “Inc in next st, inc in next st”.

Correct, “Inc in next st” is KFB. All they are saying is you do two KFB’s in a row then knit 1.

*Inc in next st, inc in next st, k 1; rep from *. 320 sts.
(before this line, you have 192 stitches)

This could be read as KFB, KFB, K1 repeat from *. So across the whole row you increase twice and then knit 1, increase twice, k1. That will make your ruffle.

Thanks so, so much. I really do appreciate it. We’ll see how the scarf comes out.

I don’t think I’m allowed to share a direct link to the pattern, but it was given out to subscribers to Knitting Daily.

Thanks again, Betania

To anyone interested in the ruffled scarf pattern, you can go to this link to get the pattern:

Best, Betania

Very cute! Be sure to post the final product in What’cha Knittin’ when you’re done! :thumbsup: