Silly question from first time knitter . . . I am using a pattern for a large block baby blanket and after a garter stitch border, I have started the pattern. It says to K8 (border), then k12, p12 (3 times) then k12 and then K8 for border.
The part I am stuck on is it then says to knit the knit stitches and purl the purls for 16 rows to form first blocks . . . I did that for 5 rows and it does not look like it is forming any pattern. I am repeating the above instructions for each row. When it says to knit the knit and purl the purl, I assumed it meant to just repeat the same pattern. Is that correct? Should I see a pattern forming after 5 rows?