Hi, I just followed Stephen's instructions. He has us alternate knit and purl rows (with increases) four times. Then we knit two rows together to give us the texture. I just basically followed this formula until I almost ran out of yarn and then started the border. The border is just knitting all the rows (with the increases). I think I did either 8 or 10 rows of knitting until BO. I'm sorry it took me so long to check back, but I hope this helps.