No, it doesn't give a stitch count which would make this much easier. When I get to row 27, I can't make the stitch count work doing the yo yo as two stiches BUT, doing it as one stitch, I can't make the stitch count work as early as row 9. I woman I know who is a master knitter, said each should count as one stitch but even though she looked at the pattern, she didn't really figure out stitch count for each row for me. She says I should abandon the whole project, pick a simpler pattern but now I'm determined to finish it, like the quest for the Holy Grail or something. I want to know I can do this.