I’m working on a free pattern from Knitting Daily for a prayer shawl with unusual shaping (Comfort Shawl, “3 free prayer shawls” ~Knitting Daily, Feb. 10 2012). The back is a solid piece instead of having the yarnover spine common in triangular shawls.
Where I’m hitting a block is in the setup section. First, my row count doesn’t match the pattern. With 52 pattern rows plus the starting row, I’m not on the wrong side of the work. It also gave me only 25 selvedge stitches to pick up instead of 26. I’ve counted the rows and the edge several times and come up with the same count.