Originally Posted by krazy4kats
The RS is not straight knit, it's K1, yo, K2tog, knit to end on odd rows 3-19 - if you are knitting the whole row this may be part of the problem.
I don't see anywhere where you are supposed to have only 48 st before you begin decreases, looks like last row of increases give you 49 st.
Lastly, is it supposed to be a mirror image? In the pic, the points are not quite centered on each section; since there are only 22 rows to the section, there is no actual true center row, so I wonder if it is not intended to be an exact duplicate?
Thank you so much, Krazy4Kats, for taking the time to look at the book and directions and suggest a very plausible explanation! I finally got an email from the publisher and the correction is to eliminate one of the YOs in row 12 to make that row actually be 48 stitches. I knew that the RS was K1, YO, K2TOG so that wasn't the problem. So far things are working out.
Have a great day and thanks again!