It isn’t the pattern, and it isn’t the stitches, but how it is presented.
I have pulled out my stitches and restarted this pattern 3 times in less than 90 minutes because I keep following the wrong “row” on the pattern sheet, for it is listed like
Row 2 and all even rows
This time I am copying the pattern in another format and inserting the ‘missing’ rows.
But I am wondering:
Is it just because of my eyes or is this something others have struggled with too?