I picked up one of Michael's Free Project Sheets yesterday - Caron Indigo Shawl #25450. Maybe someone else has it, too? If not that's okay - it's a pretty detailed question.
This is what my pattern says:
With G hook chain 4. Join w/ slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Slip st in ring, ch5 (counts as first dc, ch 2), [dc in ring, ch 2] 7 times; join with slip st in third ch of beg ch - 8 ch-2 sp.
(Firstly, the parentheses throw me off. And what is "sp"?)
Rnd 2: Slip st in first ch-2sp, ch 4 (counts as first tr), 3 tr in same ch-2sp, ch 2 [4 tr in next chain-2 sp, ch 2] around; join with slip st in top of beg ch-8 ch-2 sp and 32 tr. Fasten off.
It may be a lot to ask of someone, but maybe (hopefully) this is a simple problem and someone might be able to explain it to me?