When it tells you to knit the knits and purl the purls on the row you're doing, just look really closely as you do each stitch to see what it is. A knit st looks like a V and purl stitch like n kind of. Larger needles and thicker yarn make it easier to tell which is which. When you yo, a knit stitch isn't part of it, it's just wrapping your yarn around the needle. On the next row you knit or purl. I think if you've done a yo between knits on Row 1, you would purl it on Row 2.
sue- knitting heretic