Ok, here is the pattern:
Cast on 73 sts.
Marking first row as the right side, work in pattern as follows:
Rows 1, 2, 3, and 4: Knit.
Row 5: K3, * yo, K2tog; repeat from * to last 2 sts; K2.
I have twice now done this and it isnt ending up right, so clearly I am misreading the destructions because I am not ending right, and I am ending up with 74 stitches....so I either don't get the pattern, or I am somewhere miscounting....
Perhaps I am misunderstanding a YO.....in one book, you do the YO, where you are just wrapping it, but in the other, the YO is a wrap and a stitch, therefore you end up with two stitches on the other need and not one? Would that fix the problem if I were just doing the first way instead of the way where you end up with two stitches from one?
What I had been doing was this:
K3 yo K2tog yo K2tog yo K2tog......but when I do this, the last two stitches in pattern are a K2tog and then I have only one stitch left on left needle.
I feel so stupid, and the second time I did it, I ALMOST put in a lifeline before this row, but because I had checked my count and made sure I had 73 going into it...I didnt, and now I get to start again.....this project is so not starting well dammit between this and the stupid sticky denise needles!!!!!