I purchased a knitting kit from Aldi to make 'Bella the Bear', however I've found the pattern to be dreadful so far as it's not written very clearly.
Here's the section I'm stuck on:
-Cast on 20sts
-Knit 10 rows
-Continue in garter stitch, inc 1st st at each end of next row and every following 6th row until there are 34 sts on the needle (36 rows)
My question is, what inc should I use and should I k1 before I do the increase so there's a k1 at each end of the row? Or should I literally make a new stitch before I knit any of the existing stitches? (I hope that makes sense!) Usually when I increase I do m1 so I'd need to have already knitted a stitch to do that, and do to the last increase when there's 1 stitch left. Is there a way to inc without knitting a stitch first?
Later on in the pattern (for a different body part) there's a section that says "inc in next stitch, k5, inc in next stitch (4 times)". I don't understand what it means when it says 'inc in NEXT STITCH'?! Does this mean I have to k1 first?
Hope this makes sense, help will be appreciated