What you said is exactly what I was doing and what I thought I should be doing except for one thing...the pattern says that for the ten rows of the block to knit the knits and purl the purls, then on row 11 (or 21, ext), knit the purl and purls the knits for one row and then repeat exactly.
Is this what you are saying? Or are you saying that in the block of 10 rows that I should be alternating each row?
Also, thank you so much for helping me. Everyone is so nice here!