So, how do you do the k1,pk,k1,p1,k1 in the same stitch? Is it like a bobble? I am assuming you have to switch your yarn back and forth and don't remove from lh needle until all are completed. Is that correct? Thanks
Yes, it's like making a bobble. You are correct that you don't move the stitch to the right needle until you've completed the five stitches. Those extra stitches get worked until R5, which is the decrease row.
I love how this cloth looks. It's big and squishy and impressive. I don't do the 8 rows of garter stitch because I always use seed stitch for my dishcloths; it looks better and the dishcloth holds its shape better when being used. I do 4 rows of seed stitch at top and bottom to match the 4 edging stitches, also in seed stitch.