Hi! I'm new here this is my first post! I have been confused about this for as long as I've been knitting (three years). I have this wonderful book called "Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns" (Here's the amazon link http://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-Knitt.../dp/1402727631
It has a plethora of amazing beautiful patterns that can be incorporated into scarves, sweaters, pillows, afghans, you name it! The problem is that a lot of the patterns have this pesky instruction that says "Work each stitch as it appears on this side of the work k the k stitches and p the p stitches". Okay, so this seems simple enough, so I would just follow what the pattern had just told me for the previous row but backwards right?
So, there's this lace stitch called Bellflowers, the first row says : p2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog 3 times, k2, yo, k3, yo, slip 1 k1 psso, yo, p2.
Okay, so would the work each stitch as it appears row (purling the yarn overs) then be:
p2, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k2, k3, p1, k1, p1, p2, or something like that?
But every time I try this the stitch comes out all funky and totally wrong. So, any suggestions? I'm so lost and confused. I'm sorry if this is all confusing, I'm just so frustrated.