Set-up row: (RS) K2, p1, k1, p1, k2. Work 52 rows as foll: Sl 1 pwise wyf, [k1, p1] 2 times, k2. Next row: (WS) With same side of work facing you, rotate piece so selvedge at end of row just completed is uppermost. Bring yarn to front. Skipping the first slipping selvedge st closest to the needle, *wyf, insert right needle from back to front under both legs of next slipped selvedge st, wrap yarn around needle as if to purl and draw up a purl st onto right needle; rep from * 25 more times - 26 sts picked up and purled from selvedge of piece; 33 sts total.