I have not knitted in 15 years or so, so those basic skills I had as a youngster are pretty rusty now.
I am just learning now to decipher patters. This spell-out format is what I am familiar with. I read it carefully, played in my head and it is all clear now.
The side with short rows will look kind of warped, right? Is that the idea?
This forum is a God send with friendly and so efficient helpers! I am so enthusiastic and can hardly wait now to start this project!
Thank you both, salmonmac and MerogoldinWA!