Hello! How do you yarn over when you're already on a purl stitch? The directions say (P1, YO, Ktbl) same stitch, P1, repeat to end of row. For the increase stitch, I purl, keep the stitch on the left needle, move the yarn to the back, YO, then Ktbl. It results in 3 stitches where there once was just one.
However, when I do this, I wind up with fewer stitches than the pattern says I should have. In this case, it says I should have 80 sts, but I have only 69. Should I loop the yarn starting from the front of the needle and wind up with 4 stitches instead of 3 on the increase stitch? Would this explain the missing stitches?