I am very new to knitting and everything I have learned (the knit stich and the purl stich) have beeb from this site (English method)...(I started out as Contenental and then my mom told me (two days into knitting and not very well I might add) I was doing it wrong...lol I know not wrong, just different, but, well, you know how moms can be <don't get too mad, I told her she was right and thanked her for her help> so I switched and found that the English way works better for me. She then proudly went back home satisfied to have heard the words she has longed to hear...before she could teach me more.
So, my question is how do I knit and purl in the same row. I need to knit 13 purl 12 and then knit 13. When I do this I get a scolloped sort of edge. Although pretty, this is not what I want. What I want is a checkerboard effect. I have tried having the yarn behind and infront but to no avail.
Any suggestions? And of course, TIA