DotMom61 - so - is the motif a checkerboard, or more like a series of H's? I knitted a swatch, and if I did the knit1slip1 first in blue, then knit straight around in yellow, then slip1knit1 in blue, I ended up with, more or less, a checkerboard. If I did it the way you described, first doing the slip stitch with yellow, and so on, then I ended up with something more or less like a vertical line in yellow then a dot, then a vertical line in yellow, then a dot, sort of like a series of Capital H's, rather than a checkerboard. HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH like this, but with no spaces between the H's. It looks like a checkerboard on your photo. I also swatched a k1blue, k1yellow, then in the next row, k1yellow, k1blue, and came out with the best checkerboard of all.
Yes, I'm investing way too much time on this problem, but you see, today I have the time as I'm taking care of a sick child instead of my usual running around. :?? :XX: I haven't sat and knitted a test swatch in a very long time!