So I'm going to try to do this without giving away the pattern!
CO and do your increase row as normal.
On the first plain knit round, knit 1 in the MC, (k1 in CC, k3 in MC) repeat until 3 stitches remain, k1 CC, k2 MC.
Do 3 rounds of the pattern in MC, then repeat speckled row.
It pretty much spaces itself out perfectly with the way the increases work. I love how these speckled puffs just stand out:
These technique is nice for a little variety. I hope it makes sense!