What did it have written under rows 1 and 2 and so on? That should be your lace pattern. The muliple of 12 sts + 1 would be the number of stitches you cast on for the project.
For example, if you wanted a really narrow piece of lace, only cast-on 13 sts....for something wider, you could do 61 sts ([12 x 5] +1)
Your lace pattern should be what is written out under that. You would repeat that pattern six times, and then move on to the next step in your pattern
tips, thoughts and suggestions are always welcomed
Ribbed socks in a self-patterning yarn.
Cookie A's Twisted Flower Sock Pattern in Tofutsies.