Increase in open work pattern
I am working on a vintage sweater pattern and need some help. The row pattern is as follows:
Row 1: K2 * m1, K2 rep from * to end
Row 2: P2 * drop the made stitch, p 2nd stitch on left needle without removing, p the 1st stitch on left needle and slip both stitches off together. Rep from * to end.
I have to increase 1 stitch on each end every 8th row. This will obviously throw the pattern off. Any suggestions on the increase? Do I split the first stitch as if it were ribbing??
Thanks in advance!!