I must be completely daft.
Ingrid! I'm so sorry, but still I'm screwing up your very clear directions.
I begin row 1 by slipping 3 stitches. Knit to end of row. Turn to knit row 2. Slip those first 3 stitches on the beginning of row 2 and continue to end. Repeat ad infinitum. I'm getting no icord on either side now.
Is it where I'm holding the yarn? Am I supposed to still be slipping at the end of one of the rows?
Again, thanks in advance for your help and your patience!