I started this last night: http://www.canknit.com/free/ns.html
This instruction seems to be causing me a problem:
Slip 2 tog tbl as if to purl, p1, pass 2 slipped sts over
I understand that the instructions create a ridge diagonally across the square. The knit decreases look fine (I think), but the purl-side decreases look wonky. There is kind of a space between the ridge made by the knit side and purl side decreases. It almost looks like a yo, but I know there is no yo.
For the Slip2 tog tbl as if to purl, I hold the yarn in front, put my right needle behind my work parallel to the left hand needle and facing the same direction, slip 2 sts at the same time onto the right needle (which kind of twists them), then I purl the next sts. Then I pass the 2 sts that I previously slipped (keeping them together as 1 sts) over the purled st (like binding off that one purled sts with the 2 slipped sts).
Maybe the holes are supposed to be there? Or maybe I am not holding my yarn tight enough at some point? Or maybe I am doing the sl2 tog tbl totally wrong?
Any insight is greatly appreciated! Thanks!