Pattern help, please?

my mum’s been knitting this pattern on 7mm straight needles (5mm bigger tha required) but has been having trouble getting row 21 to leave the holes of the lace effect. Every time she knits 2 together,she replaces it with a yo, ending up with the same number of stitches as she started with, ad no hole. Can anyone offer some insight?

The K2tog combined with a YO will leave the same number of stitches on the needle, but create a hole. It kind of depends on the yarn plus the knitting tightness as to how big, but give it time. It will work. :wink: