I'm a beginner knitter and have two questions about a pattern.
I'm making a toddler's sweater, but it's a very basic pattern (marked for beginners).
I've completed 11 rows of ribbing, 55 stitches across.
Now the pattern says:
(increase): Rib 3, *inc in next st, rib 7; rep from * to last 4 sts, inc in next st, rib to end. 62 sts.
I have two questions.
- Does "Rib 3" mean to K1, P1 three times and "Rib 7" mean to K1, P1 seven times? If not, what does it mean?
- Does is matter that my stitch count is an odd number (55) and a rib stitch begins with a knit stitch (which will "reverse" the look of my "ribs")? Or should I start with the opposite of the last stitch on the previous row (i.e. ended with knit so begin with purl)?
I've had to rip out this row twice because I keep ending up with 59 stitches instead of 62 and can't figure out why.
I'd appreciate any help I can get! Thanks!