Just color the squares you want. If there's a design you want to copy on there, one thing the kids at school do is put the drawing behind the paper they're drawing on and tape it to the window. The light makes it easy to see.
Graphs are read from right to left on the right side of the knitting and from left to right on the wrong side, one stitch per block.
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog