How to begin Daybreak Shawl

I am embarrassed but can’t seem to understand how to actually begin the Instructions on the DayBreak Shawl. The first 4 lines are like Greek. Any suggestions? I am new to the boards. Thanks in advance.

Welcome and welcome to the “no embarrassment zone”.
Is this the pattern?


I don’t have it but it looks like it might begin with a garter stitch tab.

If that’s not the problem or the pattern, could you quote just the lines that are giving you a problem?

Just what I needed! Thank you for your time.