This is my first post on this site. I am a male student, studying in the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland and my knitting is a little rusty.
I am struggling to follow the instructions for the Aran sweater that I am knitting at present. I have knitted 16 rows of a pattern, with some increase stitches at each end of the 5th and 11th rows. The bit that I am stuck on reads as follows:
From 1st to 16th row sets patt. Keeping continuity of patt. as set (throughout) inc 1st at each end of next and every foll 6th row to 70 sts [I am currently on 58 sts] working inc sts in patt.
It may be an effect of my current tiredness, but I am having trouble following this. A few questions:
Do I increase stitches where they were increased in the original 16 rows? Is this what ‘working inc sts in patt.’ means?
Does ‘inc 1st at each end of next and every foll 6th row’ mean (a) increasing 1st at each each of 1st, 7th, 13th, 19th row, etc.; (b) increasing 1st at each each of 1st, 6th, 22nd (16+6) row, etc.; © increasing 1st at each each of 6th, 12th, 18th row, etc.; (d) increasing 1st at each each of 6th, 22nd (16+6), 38th (16+16+6) row, etc.; or (e) something else entirely?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!