Thank you Salmon!
So I had decided after a couple of tries to let the four cast on stitches drop off the left needle and Voila! I am on row 5 and it looks to be successful. I am wondering if it may make sense to begin with Row 12 of this pattern stitch. I do love the pattern and am excited because now I will be able to use it. This is a great site! Love, love, love it ♥♥♥