Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma
Just to be clear, it says for the gauge swatch you should cast on 25 sts?
The ribbing pattern would be: row 1: p3, k1; row 2 knit the knits and purl the purls (as they appear on this side).
Do the instructions tell you to slip a stitch?
Can you link to your pattern, that is generally quite helpful.
This pattern comes from Simply Beautiful Knitting, a 2-ring binder. Though the book is mentioned on several sites, I can't find a link to the pattern. Under Guage, it just says
25 sts and 28 rows to 4" on No. 6 needles over p 3, k 1 ribbing
Appreciate your advice on the need to alternate - maybe I am making too much of the extra stitch