Yikes, it still isn't working so I have the correct no. of sts on the needle after executing the pattern: here's the full pattern for the first 5 rows:
cast on 72 sts. ( I said 82 above because I was knitting a larger size but have switched to a sm aller size hence just 72 sts)
R1 (WS): Purl
R2: K2 *k1 and sl back to LH needle, lift next 7 sts, one at a time, over this st and off the needle, [yo] twice, k the first st again, k2; rep from * to end. THIS WORKED OUT FINE (i think)
R3: P1, *p2tog, [k1, p1] twice in double yo,k p1: rep from *, end k1 THIS WORKED OUT OK TOO (i think)
and I'm supposed to have 44 sts on the needle and I have just 30 Can't figure out what I'm doing wrong! help!!!!!!!!!!
--desperate knitter, aka, maria