Domiknitrix, I have just started the same shrug. I had a devil of a time figuring out the mock rib myself, given the instructions posted with the pattern. Then I realized that my swatch was an even number of stitches, so the right side is k1p1… ending in p1, and the instructions are for an odd number of stitches so that the right side is k1p1… ending in k1. The person who wrote the pattern wanted k1’s on each side to make seaming easier.
Doing my swatch, ending in a p1, when I turned the work I had to start with the slip instead of the purl to maintain the pattern: really threw me for a loop. The thing is, on the wrong side, you slip the knits purlwise and purl the purls. I think I knit about 8 inches of swatch before I finally figured it out. :doh:
This is a huge 50+ page thread over at craftster, very popular over there, and an interesting pattern to boot. The pattern itself is here, for those who wonder what the heck we’re talking about.
I am a third of the way into 7 inches of k2p2 rib, 242 stitches. :XX: