You're increasing in every other stitch.
K1, then all in the next stitch--k,p,k,p,--you'll have 4 instead of 1, then k1, kpkp in next stitch . . . all the way around.
It's for the bobbles.
knit, but don't slide it off, bring the yarn forward and purl into the same stitch, don't slide it off, knit again into it and purl again into it. Then slide it off. You'll turn and work those stitches again the next round.
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