Oh thank goodness I found this site and found this thread! I've recently picked knitting up again - it's mothers day here in the UK on March 26th and I wanted to knit a scarf for my mother. I bought a kit with a gorgeous eyelash yarn - it's a knit one row, knit 2 stitches purl the rest then knit the last two.
Well I started the project and it was coming out to look like a wonderful fur scarf. Then the horror struck me - I had suddenly increased stitches and knitting the row after purling was a nightmare!
I've found this site now, started the drop stitch scarf, and I'll be revisiting the project scarf for my mother today when I get home. I realise now I was doing the purl stitches wrong and adding an extra loop - hence the additional stitches!
Can't wait to get home and carry on. This site is wonderful I'm so glad I found it!