I finally made it past row 9!! Whoop whoop!!
sk2po: Slip 1, knit the next 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over.
I followed this abbreviation as part of row 9 and came a cropper with my stitch count every time.
I checked out the errata for this pattern on both Ravelry and the Making Spot.
Everyone else was having a problem with row 11, not 9.
I duly noted the correction for row 11 and ripped back and recommenced a good few times.
I finally decided to adapt the sk2po into a plain ole skpo.
Guess what? The numbers worked out. Finally!
I’m now onto row 21.
It’s getting a tad too unwieldy to keep working with the DPNs so I’m switching to the 4mm circular.
Progress after persistence is so satisfying.