Clueless

can someone please explain what this means?

basic pattern:

a) *k1, bring yarn to front, sl1, take yarn across front of sl1 st, move it to back *.
Repeat between * to end
b) k all sts
c) bring yarn to front, sl1, take yarn across front of sl1 st, move it to back, k1.
Repeat between * to end
d) k all sts

does this mean B & D are wrong side and therefore K all sts wrong side?

should I sl1 purl or knit wise? pattern does not specify.

I knit a small swatch of this (assuming I knit on WS) & it looks NOTHING like the photo of what the finished product should look like.
I included a photo of what it should look like.
Does anyone know if this is a common pattern & if so what the name of it is?

Can you give us a pattern name or a link to the pattern?
Is this knit in the round?
If the photo shows the right side then yes, rows b, d are wrong side rows. In order to get the pattern shown in the photo you would have to purl rows b and d unless this is knit in the round. If the piece is knit in the round, then the instructions are correct, knit rows b and d.

Ah yes it’s knit in the round. Thank you for being so helpful!

Thanks for sharing~!