OK, I tried it again and this time it shows the pattern. I'm using different needles, don't think that's it but might be, and the yarn is some really cheap nasty pastel variegated stuff I chose to give new needles a test drive. (If they work with cheap, nasty stuff, they'll work with anything?) My best guess is it's RHSS, I was given it unlabeled. I think the yarn made the difference. FWIW and of course YMMV. I'm going to try it with better yarn and see what happens. Anyhow, I thought you'd like to know what's happening with that pattern for me. I'm going to try making mitts from the pattern, just don't do fingers at all.
I should never overestimate my basic arithmetic skills.