It just means to knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you. So if you look at the next stitch and it's a knit, knit it. If it's a purl, purl it.
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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