Originally Posted by leopardfire916
I think what is giving me the most trouble is in row 1: the p1, yo, SKP. I know yo's are slightly different depending on what kind of stitches you are going between, so I wasn't quite sure how to do one between a purl stitch and a slipped stitch.
That's a good question ...
I think I would do the purl stitch, then bring the yarn back (to the "knit" position), do the yarn over, slip the next stitch, then knit the next stitch and pass the slipped stitch over. (Maybe this is what you're already doing, I don't know ...)
It might look a little different if you don't return the yarn to the "knit" position after the first purl stitch because then you'd be slipping the stitch with the yarn in front and then
having to bring the yarn back to do the knit (which would wrap the yarn around the slipped stitch).
I don't have this particular book/pattern, so I'm not sure what it looks like, but from your description I think that's what I would do.
As for using a different yarn, it shouldn't make a difference as long as your yarn is a similar weight to the Cascade 220.