Hi everyone, I am somewhat new to knitting, and I am making my first sweater. But I don't understand why the pattern is having me do this. I am making the Banff sweater from Knitty.com, and it tells me to work the decrease rows like this: RS decrease row: k2, p1tbl, k2tog; work to last 3 sts; p1tbl, k2 WS decrease row: p2, k1tbl, p2tog tbl; work to last 3 sts; k1tbl; p2
Im confused because it's stockinette fabric, but the pattern says p1tbl on the RS decrease row, and k1tbl on the WS. But when I do this, it gives me a purl bump on the knit side, and a knit stitch in the purl side! Is there are reason why I am doing this? And why do I have to do it before I k/ptog? I hope you can help!