Retyping because you put in colons and parentheses which made smiley faces...
row 1. purl..then p1,k1b...p2 at the end..meanwhile the other is
R3:k1,*p1k1b*las st k...
Yes, they may look a little different. You might knit up a sample of about 20 sts and 6 or 8 rows of each one to see which one you like better.
sue- knitting heretic