I'm a self taught newbie having problems with what I thought were the most basic of stitches. I have a pattern that says k2,p2,k3, for a purse strap. When I read the pattern it seemed simple enough but when I tried it, it was a mess. I dont know if I'm knitting into the wrong side of the stitch or what, but it comes out with extra stitches and wrapped yarn on my needles instead of 'loops' to knit into on the next row.
My question is, is there something I should do to transition from knit to purl stitch in the same row to prevent this? I learned to knit watching video clips online and reading books. This was great for learning individual stitches, but did I miss something about putting them together?
Thanks for your help!