Yep, it is but the reason they did it that way is to set up a series for you to repeat. So instead of them saying repeat row one a gazillion times. They say repeat last 2 rows 10 times (20 rows) Plus the instructions my tell you to stop on either row one or row two.
Basically they are setting up the right side and the wrong side.
As one of the moderators says, "Trust the pattern!!"