By my count, you should use 42 stitches to complete the first pattern row.
Make sure you repeat the section between the * twice, and remember that the yo is just that--put the yarn to the front before the next stitch.
Row 1: (right side) k1, yo, k2tog, k1, this uses 4 stitches
*yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, worked twice, this section uses 30 stitches repeat from * once more,
yo, ssk, k2tog, yo,1, ssk, yo, k1 this section uses 8 stitches
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