I would appreciate any help you can give. I am a beginner knitter and I am trying to knit this poncho. http://www.marymaxim.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10001_10054_36345_-1_15037_15040
After casting on 190 sts, the very first line of the pattern states this K78, PM, (this is where I am running into trouble), Worked over 34 stitches: P1, C2B, p1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, yo k5, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, C2B, p1, PM, k78.
The trouble I am having is I think the pattern is telling me this needs to be worked using 34 stitches but I am running 4 stitches too short. I have tore apart my piece 3 times already so now I am only working with the 34 stitches to see if I can figure out where I am going wrong. When I count the stitches, I come up with 38.
Any ideas? I am lost.
Please help. I really like this poncho.