A big "thank you" to everyone who took the time to explain the Land of Laces pattern to me. Tatters are so generous that way and it is so appreciated.
Plus, the explanations were prompt, so I was able to tackle my problem immedietely.
Though this design will wait till I've finished the Stawasz mat, I did see where the confusion existed and now, happily, I think I will be able to manage. I began the patten in #89 Lizbeth:
Honestly, I couldn't t tell you if I tried why this flummoxed me the way it did!
Penultimate row next!