Also, this is a very forgiving pattern. If you find you are short one stitch in a section, make one using a bar increase; likewise, if you have too many sts, work a k2tog or p2tog (yes, I do have an aversion to tinking)
Did you see this part? The chart looks even at a quick glance. Maybe using stitch markers can help.
Maybe you can write to the designer.
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