Oh, okay. I get that it's a seed stich. That makes sense. I was wondering why they'd have us doing all this work of switching the stitches if all they wanted was a plain old garter! Lol!
And now that you mention it, the sample FO they have does look like a seed stitch. Why they titled the pattern "ribbed shawl," though, I have no idea!
Thanks for you help. Every time I post in this forum, I have an answer within 10 minutes. You guys are truly amazing. I've only been knitting 2 months, but I hope that eventually I will know enough that I will be able to answer some questions, too, instead of just asking them all the time!