The full pattern is here: http://www.magknits.com/Jan06/patterns/blossom.htm
What I’m wondering about is the first part, related to making the back. I read this:
Work even until work measures 7 (8.5, 10)" / 18 (21.5, 25.5)cm from cast on edge, ending with a purl row.
and immediately after, it says this:
Decrease 4 sts in the next row as follows: K3, skp, k3, skp, k to the last 10 sts, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k3; 48 (54, 60) sts remain.
All knit stitches, so if you turn it, it will look like purls on the right side. Do they really mean to say “work even…ending in a knit row”?