I am doing some practice swatches from Knitting for Dummies. I’m completely baffled by the directions for this Chevron pattern (page 143 of the book). The directions are:

Row 1 (rs): K1, K2tog, * k4, (k1, yo, k1) in the next st (double decrease using yo), k4, sl next 2 stitches together as if to knit, k1, psso (double decrease); rep from *, end ssk, k1.

R2 2: Purl

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern

No matter what I do, I don’t get the right number of stitches I suspect I’m doing the PSSO wrong – since it says “double decrease”, I’m slipping 2 stitches (the two that I slipped together knit-wise). Can anybody make this work? Thanks for any help.