Hmm, I am still a little confused, as I thought that to increase it has to be at an end of a row. This 'm1' instruction occurs in the middle of a repeated section:
"Next row: *k2, p1 m1 p1* rep to last 2 sts, k2."
as the second to last row in the legwarmers...
Thank you for the welcome and the luck - I'm sure I'll need it