This is the beginning of the Spring Breeze Silk Blouse from Kiparro
Farm in Maryland.
The pattern is wrong. I tried repeatedly to get past row 1 with no avail.
I called Kiparro Farm.
Long story short, this is how the pattern is supposed to be written:
Row 1 (right side): K1, *(K2tog 3 times), (yo, K1 6 times), (K2tog 3 times)* repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1.
Row 2: Knit (Wrong side. Causes ridges to show on front of work)
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
As it's written now, you end up decreasing 3 stitches every row, which is obviously wrong. I haven't gotten further than a few inches so I can't say whether the rest of the pattern is a mess or not. I have a sinking suspicion that I'll have more problems eventually with this one.
I was told that the stitch pattern is a variation of feather and fan. I was able to google the instructions and that helped immensely.
Let me know if this ever helps anyone. :)
And thank you everyone once again for your support. I can only hope that all of you know how much you mean to me.