Originally Posted by salmonmac
What is it that you're making? Can you give us a name for the pattern or a pattern link?
From the end description, "5 stitches on either side." it sounds like there is no turn. Work 5 sts, bind off 9 and the final (p1, k1) twice.
It is called a Neck Warmer made from 1 skein Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Weight Yarn on 10.5 needles.
Cast on 19. Rows 1-5: K1, (P1,K1) across
Row 6: K1, (P1, K1) twice (total of 5 stitches) TURN, bind off the next 9 stitches, then K1, (P1, K1) twice: 5 stitches on either side.
Row 7: K1, (P1, K1) twice. TURN, add on 9 stitches, TURN, K1 (P1, K1) twice: 19 stitches.
Repeat row 1 for seed stitch until finished with skein. bind off.