Today's post is a public service announcement. If you don't read the pattern correctly, you won't have a finished product that looks like the picture.
I read the pattern as
Rounds 97-99: Purl
Rounds 98-100: Knit (I'm reading my post before I publish it and until now didn't even notice that the numbers overlapped - that might have been the first clue that I was wrong)
I purled 3 rows and then started on a knit row. Wait a minute. This doesn't happen anywhere else in the cowl. A few bad words went through my head.
The pattern really read
Rounds 97 & 99: Purl
Rounds 98 & 100: Knit
Do I rip out or fix as I work? I hate to rip out so I'm fixing as I work row 100. The left side is wrong and the right side is correct. It makes a big difference.