I hadn't seen Diane in a while and she brought a couple of projects that had been giving her trouble. She's knitting a newborn sweater with the feather and fan pattern. She was having trouble with pattern working out correctly on the sleeve. It turned out that she was misreading the pattern repeat. We mapped out the stitches on paper and when she began the row again, she had her "aha" moment.
Artful Afghan. We played around with the colors; this always reminds me of the shell game.
“Rowing out”. Often the purl row is the culprit, coming out more loosely than the knit row. Here is a link to an article that goes into more depth.
Hold your breath for her (figuratively of course). She's going to keep practicing to make sure the action comes naturally before beginning a new project.