I am making a baby afghan. If the instructions for the border say, "Knit 6 rows for border," does this mean knit each side of each row? In other words, it doesn't say garter or stockinette, so is it safe to assume when i turn over, i continue to knit (and not purl)?
I'm sure this sounds really stupid to you, but I just want to make sure!
Generally when the intructions say "knit 6 rows" they mean Garter Stitch. I would hope that if they intended the border to be in any other stitch they would specify it in the instructions.
Like "knit 6 rows in moss stitch" or "knit 6 rows in stocking stitch", but that is an assumption on my part and I may have higher expectations re clarity than some other pattern designers.
Is there a picture of the finished article on your pattern? Probably the best way to decide exactly what the designer intends is to have a good look at the picture and see if you can identify the stitch they used for the border.
If you can't see it clearly enough to identify the stitch, just go with garter stitch. It is a good stitch for a border!