I’m working on a Patons cable sweater vest. The single stitch in the pattern whose description does not seem to make sense is a decrease, “work 5tog”. It’s description reads:
"Slip next 3 stitches purlwise. Pass 2nd stitch on right hand needle over first stitch and slip first stitch back to left hand needle. Pass 2nd stitch on left hand needle over first stitch. Slip stitch back to right hand needle and repeat from * to * once. P1. "
Is there an implied drop of a stitch that I’m missing? It seems that this description doesn’t result in the desired decrease. Not even one stitch is dropped, according to my read of it. Does one of the "slip"s somehow imply slipping off of a needle?
Any help with interpreting this stitch description would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!