Purl decrease confusion
I am trying to make my first pair of mittens and I was doing pretty good until I got to this step it reads like this:
(Decrease row): P1, P2 tog, P 12, work Purl Decrease (abbreviated PD) as follows: P1, slip last st worked back onto left needle, slip second st on left needle over first st, slip completed st back onto right needle (PD made),P1, P2 tog, P 13, PD, P1. (32) sts.
OK now here come the hard part, I need to explain how I see this procedure and how I have been trying to work it and not having any success.
I am fine doing the P1 and the P2 tog but when I come to do the PD I mess something up. This is what I do...I do the P1, and when it says slip the last st worked back onto the left needle, do they mean the one that I just purled or the one to the right of that on my right hand needle? I have tried several different things here and none of them work. If any one has a better way of explaining how I should do this I would greatly appreciate it as I am on the verge of ripping out my already thinning hair!!! Thanks in advance! Victory...