Help with Swallowtail Lace Shawl

I have been trying to knit the Swallowtail Lace Shawl and obviously I am missing something in the directions. I have spent about 10 hours knitting and ripping and am beginning to get a little frustrated. I can’t get past the 2nd or 3rd repeat of the Budding lace pattern…and I thought I was an experienced knitter. This project is almost bringing me to my knees—except I bought some lovely yarn and it’s just begging me to make it in the Swallowtail. Could someone help me out.

Many thanks,

queene

What’s the problem - too many sts, not enough sts…? Did you try putting stitch markers between each pattern repeat?