First off, thanks Ingrid for all your patience and help.
I seem to have gotten the first row correct now that I know a yo does
not include a knit stitch.
The next row I am having problems with is this one;
K1, *yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
I've practiced my yo and my ssk however, I suspect when I do them
in sequence like the above, I mess something up because I end up
with 8 stitches in stead of the 9. Everything after that is pretty straight
forward so I think that's where my error is being made.
So, here are my thoughts, (wish I had a digi camera)
I knit 1, then I pull the yarn forward as if to purl, then I ssk which is to
insert right needle as if to knit and slip that stitch over to right needle.
then I take the yarn and place it in back - completing the yarn over.
I then knit the 2 slipped stitches on the right hand needle. However,
even with the yo, I only create one stitch.
Now, in my head, the yo should create or increase by 1 stitch and the
ssk should decrease 1 stitch leaving me equal at this point, however
it does not so..... should I know to k1 after the yo automatically? Or what
am I missing?
Hey, now I'm on square 2 in stead of square 1 at least, slow progress
is still progress.