Thank you so much for responding. I finally found the errata page for the book (and learned that I ought to be checking ALL of my knitting books since several others that I own were also listed!). You are right about nothing for this pattern.
The previous row ends with a p1, p1b, p1 and therein lies the problem. When you turn the work, you do a kfb into the first stitch and then you would normally do a k1 into the next stitch and a k1b into the following so that you are always knitting (or purling) the k1b stitch on the previous row and doing a new k1b into the purl stitch from the row below. Once you get past the first 1 to 3 stitches on the row to get back to the pattern, every other stitch is a knit (or purl) and then a stitch below, thus creating a column of stitches of the same color yarn. (This pattern uses two balls of different colored yarn and you do the work on a circular needle. You knit, k1b all the way across the first row, slide the work back and then k, k, k1b on the next row with the new color. You turn the work and purl the k1b stitches and p1b into the next plain stitch. The basic pattern looks like this:
x x x x
x x x
x x x x
Sorry to be so long winded here. I just don't know how to say this in three words or less. The width shaping comes in working special stitches at the edges, but then you alway knit/purl back to the pattern. Those special stitches on edge are a bear to take out and I've had to unravel as many as 8 rows to get back on track. I don't want to do that again!
Thank you for helping me.