Originally Posted by GinaG
i feel as if i may be doing an extremely similar pattern, if not the same one, and i am also having some difficulties.
my main question is:
while working in the round, knitting every stitch creates a stockinette pattern, right? so why would i want to purl round 2?
also, i still do not understand the whole "Purl across slipping markers"
Even when working in rounds, it may make sense to purl some rows.
That will create a rising row, with the "loops" sticking up.
If that is requested for row 2 of your pattern, I assume you are working from the wrist to the fingertips? Then it forms a cuff. The first rows then are a rising border, then the stochinette part beginns.
Just follow those instructions. If you do not like what comes out, you know better for next time!