My take, too, Antares. Figuring out what the instructions mean and then translating them into something usable can be hard. I do the same as you. YO and make sure the yarn is in the right place, then ONWARD! Reading these threads helps me a lot!
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper