i am not going to worry anymore about the buttonband --it is only a few sts. i was debating picking them all up or not picking up some and determined the band might get wavy if i picked them all up -so, as you said (as usual!!!).
the other pattern is less clear. i know i was supposed to get 42 sts, funny that i didn't and neither did emma but that is easy enough to remedy (sometimes i flake on the more basic patterns cause they get boring). but NO! it doesn't say to do this twice and, in fact, the next row specifically says something like "wrong side row: purl all sts".
gaw. annoyed with poorly written patterns. especially in a knitting book geared for the younger/newbie sect.
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