Just to let you all know that I've emailed the pattern writer, bringing this thread to her attention, and asked her if she thinks it worthwhile admending the pattern to add in the changes to the sitich count.
An English Knitter (nationality and method).
Feel free to call me either Clutter or Julie (my real name).
A sweater of a thousand yards begins with a single stitch. Lao-tzu's Granny