I wrote what the instructions say for the background section. The bit between the two charts. It's a scarf as someone found. If I follow what I think the instructions say, the pattern and the background section are backwards to each other.
I was experimenting with other yarn to figure out if maybe "ending with row 4" meant not to do row four? But then the pattern isn't complete and my green yarn tail is at one end and my black is at the other. I can post a picture of what I have so far if anyone thinks that would help.