Pattern reads: cast on 4sts, slide sts to opposite end of needle, pulling yarn across back of work, k4. Beg at center back of heel with RS facing, pick up and knit 1 st along edge of slipper-- 5 sts.
Work applied I-cord as follows:
K3, k2tog (last st on needle an picked up st), pick up and knit another st from edge of slipper; rep from around top edge, skipping a row of slipper when picking up sts as needed to keep edge flat.:
Okay this is like a foreign language to me. If I do what the first paragraph asks, then pick up and knit picked up, when I move to the second paragraph the last 2 sts do not include my picked up st. This leads me to assume I'm doing it wrong.... Plz help me someone!