I THINK you are supposed to just space the increases evenly.
Thanks so much for your quick response, Brendajos. If I could get just one more person to say the increases should not be done at ea end of the rows, I'll do it.
Argh-h-h! I've doing all the inc so far at the end of rows. I suppose I could do the 5s and 40 inc randomly across, but this is so weird I'm really uncomfortable.
BTW, earlier in the patt it says, "inc 1 st on every 12th row 5 times..." and if you took that literally, you'd end up with 45 sts instead of the 50 sts after the = sign. That is, it really should say, "inc 1 st ea end
every 12th row..."
Does this make sense?