An Alternate Thread Path for Subsequent Turns
At the end of the fourth row of odd-count peyote, reverse direction and stitch the fifth row. At the end of the fifth row, you'll need to make another special turn. You can either use the same thread path you used for the very first turn, or use the alternate thread path shown above.
Some beaders use this thread path for the fifth and subsequent rows because it may help the beadwork to lay flat.
You start by reversing direction and passing downward diagonally through two columns, as usual (the first diagram above). Then, rather than passing down diagonally through another bead, you pass up diagonally through the next bead in the next column (bead 10).
Pull the thread gently taut, reverse direction, and pass down diagonally through three columns (beads 17, 12, and 11 in the diagrams). Reverse direction and pass back through the last bead in the last row, as usual.
From this point on, keep stitching peyote, making this special turn at the end of every other row.
If you really don't like to make these turns, go to page 4 to see another option for reversing direction at the end of every other row.