I made two Baktus, ages ago; it's a great pattern, so versatile to wear too. I wonder if your difficulties are compounded by fuzzy or dark yarn which makes your rows of knitting more tricky to "read".
As Ann suggests, I would give this my full attention at first and place a safety pin on the front side as soon as you have enough knitted length to do so. This way you know that your increas can only happen when you are working this side. All that remains is to take a good look at your early increase rows to see what the increase looks like, somyou can count from then. That was enough for me, because my scarves were knitted in light colors and easy to read. Otherwise, you could take a short lenght of contrast yarn and lay it across the next stitch, as the laziest form of row marker, then count rows from there.
After a while I am sure that you'll also be able to "read" the diagonal line and to spot any weirdly placed increase. It should become much easier, no worry.