Thanks to everyone who replied. I ripped everything starting from the beginning. I used to knit sweaters 30 years ago. Not anything fancy. Now in my sixties I'm finding that I might not have the patience to go through this. I did try to ladder down and fix but just lost other stitches beside the stitches I was trying to fix.
Darn I just noticed I twisted stitches in the sweater I am making - many rows below where I am right now. Should I just leave them or would you actually suggest I start ripping?
I have knitted sweaters with Bernat handicrafter 100 % cotton in the past. They turned out just lovely. I just could not remember if I had to knit them one size up. Anyways, I just boiled my swatch in a little pot with dishwashing detergent and threw it in a hot dryer with a wet towel. (Too impatient to wait for a load of laundry). So I just took it out of the dryer and I could stretch it to its original size. So I'm knitting to my size and not to the next size. I guess different cottons react differently to hot.
Ok, I admit I just don't remember to wash cotton sweaters in cold water and I forget another thing, I toss my cotton sweaters into hot dryers. So when I buy cotton sweaters, I always buy one size larger. Now that I am knitting an all cotton sweater, I guess I should knit one size larger?
Just realized maybe I should have said Hi to everyone first as I just joined. Knitted a few sweaters about 30 years ago, simple sweaters though. Married, have a kitty, work at a college. Live in British Columbia, Canada. Originally form Montreal, Quebec. Appreciate very much being part of this group!
Thank you, you are right and I am an absolute dummy because I did not read an essential part - after the pattern instructions Sally Melville the author has a part called "Reading the stitch pattern of this chapter ". Anyways, she writes" Wrong-side rows , here 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20. So Row 12 as RS is a typo on the previous page.
Thanks to all who responded to this topic.
Thank you I could not find this website with errors on her books. But now I'm going kookoo because she says to remove the chart at the bottom of the page which was this one. And I don't know why she is saying to remove this chart.
Bless you for taking the time to reply as I didn't want to proceed with the pattern until I was absolutely sure! Thank you so much again! Just to let you know I ended up going to work this morning but transit was so backed up because of snow that I called my boss and told her I would not be in. I wanted to make my day off very productive by figuring out this pattern. Yay, I did it. I lost a day's pay but oh well...at least I enjoyed my day off at home. I live in British Columbia Canada and they just don't know how to cope if it snows here. Originally I am from Montreal, Quebec where they clear the snow and transit is prepared for snow at any time.
Oh but my pattern (I will post the photo maybe hard to see) but on the right side of the sweater it is showing a square of garter next to a square of stockinette and over the garter square is a square of reverse stockinette and next to that is another square of garter. Also this is shown in another area of the pattern which I will try and post that picture as well here.
Oh except my pattern according to the author and now that I have knitted part of my swatch is a combination of garter stitch, stockinette stitch, reverse stockinette stitch, and garter stitch. The photo of the pattern in the blanket ( I think) shows only stockinette and reverse stockinette.
Many thanks to everyone who replied!
Thank you, this really helps me!
Oh thank you so very much!
I'm sorry I don't understand. In the chart I thought I would read row 12 from left to right. I thought in the chart on the left side all the numbered rows are WS rows. Please excuse my dumb questions about this....
Thank you all. I was trying to find out any corrections that the author might have noted recently since these are fairly older books. But she doesn't mention any corrections in this book.