Help with a pattern!

Hi, I am new to the forum - hello to all!
I wonder if anyone can help with a pattern I am struggling with?

The jumper I am knitting includes a double inset diamond. I am a bit confused as the pattern states for row 2: ‘and all back rows follow sts’. My quey is when I come to do row four should I repeat row 1 again, or row 3? And for row6, repeat row 5 and so on?

The other point of confusion is that the abbreviations say that follow stiches means that if the St was K on the front then it will be P on the back and vise versa. Does this mean that when for example I do row 2, if row 1 was P2, K6 etc, do I then do K2 P6?

Many thanks for any help - it’s much appreciated.

Hi! Can you provide a link or the name of the pattern? It is easier to read the pattern itself before ecplaining what to do at least it is for me.

Hi, It was a pattern I had to pay for to download, so not able to provide a link, sorry. It could only be downloaded once, and had to be printed off. The rows in question are as follows:

Double inset diamond 38 sts
Foundation row P1, K2, P3, K2, P4, K2, P3, K4, repeat from to, K2 P1

  1. P1, K2, P3, K2, P4, K2, P3 C4R, repeat from * to *, K2, P1

  2. And all back rows follow stiches.

These are directions for first rows. Very grateful if you can help. Thanks.

You can still tell us the name of the pattern so we can look it up to see it. It’s also okay to provide a link to a paid for pattern. Just don’t link to the PDF or post the pattern here. There’s a million patterns so just seeing it can help a lot.

Yes, the photo is often a big help in picturing what is going on. I think this may be an Aran sweater that we’ve had questions about before.
It’s an odd direction to have “back rows follow stitches” but it basically means knit the knits and purl the purls. When you’re working the back rows (the inside of the sweater) and you see a V, knit it. If you see a bump or collar around the next stitch, purl it.
It’s the same for the P2, K6. On the back, you’ve got it right, K2, P6 or knit the Vs and purl the bumps as you see them on the left needle.

Thanks. A picture of the jumper can be seen here

Just to confirm, where it says repeat all back rows, do i repeat the previous row, i.e., for row 4, would I repeat row 3 and so on? Thanks for your help so far.

In a way, yes, you repeat the previous row but, stitches that were knit on the previous row are purled on the WS row and stitches that were purled on the previous row are knit on the WS or back row.
This will hold true unless the pattern gives you a change.

Ok, that’s really helpful, thank you so much - I will give it a go now!