Parathesis Question

I have a pattern for a slouchy hat and I have completed the ribbing and am moving onto the body. The body looks like it has bumps all throughout it. I don’t know if that makes sense. Sorry.

The parathesis are confusing me because when I try it. It’ looks nothing like the picture.

It reads:

Rnd 1: P1, (K1,P1) around.

Rnd. 2: K1, (P1,K1) around.

So what do I do. I am very confused after trying what I thought to do and reading stuff online!

Any help is appreciated!

From what you give here and your description of it being bumpy all over I’d guess that you are making this in the round over an odd number of stitches and that it is worked in seed stitch. (By the way, check your stitch count to see if it is what is given in the pattern. This could be your problem.) You want to knit each stitch that looks like a purl and purl each stitch that looks like a knit.

Rnd 1: P1, (K1,P1) around.
This means to begin with a p and then k1, p1 all around. I believe the first and last stitch of the round will be purls and that is as it should be for seed stitch. Then on the next round you begin with a a knit and then p1, k1 around ending with a knit stitch. What ends up happening is that you are constantly working p1, k1 in a spiral. Always knitting the purls and purling the knits. It will really help you if you know how to recognize the two stitches. There is a sticky thread on the list page of the How-to- Questions folder about how to read your knitting this way.

Thanks! It is an odd number of stitches on the row and I will try to find that other post that you mentioned!

The thread is a sticky at the top of the forum called Knit the Knits and Purl the purls. Only in this case, you’re going to purl the knits and knit the purls to get seed stitch. It’s going to look very different from the ribbing.