*knit 6, then knit thru 2*,
That's a wierd way to put it, but I guess you're supposed to knit to stitches together. Is that exactly how they worded it? That's a bit odd.
I tend to get seed and moss stitch confused, but here's a try:
in ribbing, you have columns of knit and purl, like k2, p2. On the next row, you purl the knit and knit the purl (keeping smooth and bumpy sides together.) Its done on a even number repeat (k2p2 has a repeat of 4 stitches before you get to knit again.)
For the seed, moss stitch, you have row 1: k1 p1 k1 row 2 : k1 p1 k1
so you have alternating 1 row squares of knit and purl
the other way is (this might be seed or moss)
row 1: k1 p1 k1 row 2: p1 k1 p1 row 3: p1 k1 p1 row 4: k1 p1 k1
so you have 2 row squares of alternating knit and purl.
In both cases, the squares look kind of like a checkerboard, so if you have a smooth square, you have a bumpy square to both sides, and above and below.
Both cases are typically given on an odd number of stitches (k1,p1 on odd number, on both rows will knit the purl and purl the knit, so no confusing counting. In the second case, row 1 and 2 are k1 p1 on odd number, and row 3 and 4 are p1 k1 on odd number.)
but i forget if #1 is seed stitch and #2 is moss or the other way around.
I strongly recommend looking at the Stitch n Bitch book, because it's really helpful.
