How do you read this pattern
PATTERN STITCH (Multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS): K2, * yo, p2 tog, k2, rep from * across.
Row 2: P2, * yo, p2 tog, p2, rep from * across.
Rep these 2 rows for Pat St.
GAUNTLET (Make 2)
With straight needles, cast on 38 sts. Work even in Pat St for 1”, end on WS.
Inc Row (RS): Work in Pat St over 17 sts, place marker, M1k, k1, yo, p2 tog, k1, M1k, place marker, work in Pat St to end – 40 sts. Continuing to work in Pat St as established, inc 1 st in this manner after 1st marker and before 2nd marker every 4th row 3 times more, working incs in St st – 46 sts. Work even until piece measures 3” from beg, end on WS.
Thumb Opening: Next Row (RS): Work in pat as established over 17 sts, bind off 12 sts, work to end.
Following Row (WS): Work in pat as established, cast on 4 sts over 12 sts bound off on previous row – 38 sts. Work even in Pat St until piece measures 5 1/2” from beg, end on WS. Bind off.
Sew side seam.
Does this mean when I start the inc row that I should end on a purl 2?
This doesn't seem right but I messed my knitting up with whatever I'm doing and even laying it out on paper looks like that's how the pattern says to end.
It looks like I knit a total of 17 stiches so I would end on a the first of the two knit stitches, place a marker, add a knit stich, knit stitch, yarn over, purl two, knit stitch, add a knit stitch, place marker, then start the pattern stitching over again with a knit two....etc. But then the next time I incorporate stitches I end up with my last stitch that is supposed to be purl 2 and I only have one working stitch left.
What am I doing wrong?