Ok, here is my first swatch ( i guess you call it ).. now, this is test yarn and not what is suggested in the instructions. It says 'sport yarn' which I am guessing is smaller and softer? I also am using size 7 needles.
here are the full instructions for this swatch I have done.
* Sport weight acrylic yarn, 15 oz. Off White
* Size 5 knitting needles
* Size 6 knitting needles
Or size to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 25 stitches = 4 1/4", 14 rows of shell panel repeat = 2"
Shell Panel (make 7)
With larger needles, cast on 25 stitches.
Row 1 (right sides): Knit (k) 3, purl (p) 4, k1, p4, k1, p4, k1, p4, k3.
Row 2 and all even rows: Knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches as they face you.
Row 3: K2, yarn over (yo), k1, p2, p2 together (tog), k1, p4, k1, p4, k1, p 2 tog, p2, k1, yo, k2.
Row 5: K3, yo, k1, p3, k1, p2, p 2 tog, k1, p2 tog, p2, k1, p3, k1, yo, k3.
Row 7: K4, yo, k1, p1, p 2 tog, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p 2 tog, p1, k1, yo, k4.
Row 9: K5, yo, k1 ,p2, k1, p1, p 2 tog, k1, p 2 tog, p1, k1, p2, k1, yo, k5.
Row 11: K6, yo, k1, p 2 tog, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p 2 tog, k1, yo, k6.
Row 13: K7, yo, k1, p1, k1, p 2 tog, k1, p 2 tog, k1, p1, k1, yo, k7.
Row 14: repeat Row 2. Repeat Rows 1-14 for pattern until piece measures 40", end with a Row 14. Bind off.