From the pattern:
Row 3: K 2, yo, k 1, yo, place marker, k 1, place marker, yo, k 1, yo, k 2 – 11 sts.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: K 2, yo, k to marker, yo, sl marker, k 1, sl marker, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k 2 – 15 sts.
Row 6: K 2, p to last 2 sts, k 2.
Rows 7–8: Rep Rows 5 and 6 – 19 sts.
"I am yo between markers as in knitting,"
Do you mean that you're doing a yo between the markers? If so, that's part of the problem. I bolded in Row 5 to show that you k, slm, k so that there is one stitch between the markers. That stitch is the center of the shawl and you can see in the pattern picture the pattern the eyelets (holes) should be making.
Have I confused you more? I've worked the first 6 rows and find no problem with the pattern as written. Maybe if you have some cheap yarn lying around you could do a test run with it until you figure out what's going wrong.