I'm ready to poke my own eyes out with my size 6 needles...This is my first go round with lace and I'm making 'Molly's Headband' for a friend. I have ripped back to row 1 more times than I care to think about and everytime it's from the same point in the pattern -- row 7.
The row is:
k1, k1, yo, k1, yo sl2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 slipped stitches over, yo, k1, yo, k1, k1.
Everytime I wind up with 1 less stitch than I SHOULD have to go on with the next row.
My only conclusion is that I am missing something about what sl2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 slipped stitches over means?
Basically, I am slipping the 2 stitches like I would be knitting together to the right needle, then I knit one, then I pull the two slipped stitches OVER the one I just knitted? I can't see what I could be doing wrong.
And here's an even dumber question -- I'm reading the pattern right to left, right? Even though it's symetrical I want to make sure for future reference that I'm not backwards.
EDIT: A HUGE thank you to everyone who replied and especially to kathrynt for pointing out that I was most likely dropping the YO just before passing the 2 slipped stitches over. I've successfully made it to row 13! However that bottle of Pinot Noir is still looking like more fun than knitting a lace headband. Oh, the decisions that life tosses your way!