The gauge is that you'll have 22 stitches and 26 rows in 4", that's just to make sure you have the same number of sts per inch so it comes out the right size - it isn't your pattern.
The pattern is CO 85 sts and work in the k1 p1 ribbing across all the sts. On the last row that you do after 2" increase a stitch in the middle of that row, but complete the row. On the next row you use another stitch pattern.
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