Okay, maybe I blew things out of proportion earlier today.
Here is the left side - the correct side:
Here is the right side - the incorrect side:
Here is what was worrying me on the right (incorrect side):
But it's also on the left (correct) side:
I guess this just happens when there is a make 1 and then the ribbing starts? I have no idea.
I don't think I'm going to reknit it...because the wonkiness seems the same on both sides.
A BIG Correction
A Raveler just confirmed that WEB recommends doing these side panel increases as M1R, M1L (which, um, makes sense). So, what I thought was correct was actually wrong and vice versa. Everything above in this post should be read in the reverse sense.
So there you have it. I'm officially a bit off in the head.
Please excuse the dramatics.