co 45 stitches
row1: (ws) purl
row2: K2, *sl5 wyif, k1; rep from *, end k1
row4: K4, *insert needle under loose strand and knit next st, bringing out under strand; k5; rep from *, end last repeat k4
row 5: purl
row 6: K1, sl 3 wyif, *k1, slip 5 wyif; rep from *, end k1, sl3 wyif, k1
row 7: purl
row 8: K1, *k next st under loose strand, k5; rep from *, end last repeat k1
OK....so here is the question. After I do row 2, how the heck do I purl without going under the loose strand? I have frogged this stupid thing three times so far, and I pretend to purl normally then when I get to the row4 instructions I cannot seem to get it to knit up properly.
Anyone have any tips? I think I am missing a simple concept.
and so this isn't text only:
Here is the look I am going for. Naive Knitting blog (now no longer availible) was my original inspiration, but this picture from knitting.about.com really looks nice with my ski jacket. We are going on a sowboarding trip for our honeymoon in January, so I
reallly what to get started.