Yes, that’s the way I’ve been doing it. All the videos I’ve found show this stitch in the middle of a row, not at the end. So, I wonder if that’s the problem. My edges are always messy, so I usually slip my stitches at the end, but I can’t do that in this situation.
After posting, I played around with it a bit. I tried k2togtbl at the end of the previous row, and then just doing a single purl to start the row, and that seems to be better. I also tried doing k2tog at the end of the previous row. They don’t look quite as nice as the other end where I did p2tog, but they’re similar enough, and they’re definitely tighter. Now, I can’t decide which looks better.
If anyone has any other suggestions, I’d appreciate it.