Pattern help

I have a pattern for a simple scarf: p1, k1, p1, k8 repeat and then on the second row and even rows it says to “work sts as they face you” What does that mean?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Sue B
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All this means is what you knit as purl or knit stitch will now be knit as knit or purl stitch. If you look at stocking stitch the knit side looks like "V"s were as the purl side looks like bars. Simply reverse your knitting, if you had only knit those 11 stitches your second row would now be p8, k1, p1, k1. Lionbrand has clear pictures illustrating this, you can reach them here: http://www.lionbrand.com HTH and Good luck.
Katrina

PS. You may also see the terms: “work even” or “work in pattern (established)” they also mean the same thing as I tried to describe above.

Thank you for your help, I appreciate it!

sue b

It’s what’s also called as `knit the knits and purl the purls’. Which doesn’t mean how they were worked on the previous row, but as they face you. When you see a knit st on your left needle, knit it, when you see a purl, purl it.