I tried a pattern at http://www.groovy-mom.com/crafty/pat...ishcloth.shtml
I started out fine and then realized it does not tell you to repeat the yo, k2 at the end of the row so that you end up with the hole and the border on both sides.
I made the pattern and it seemd to get wide way too fast and then narrow too fast again. It ended up diamond shaped and little.
I am planning to try again with this pattern in the morning.
Is it common to have to infer what you need to do with a pattern? The second pattern does not tell you to repeat either.
I bought two Leisure Arts booklets too. I am against the wall. The Color Splash Dishcloths book requires me to do a Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over. I can't seem to figure it out. I tried a few with the other book too. I have pulled out miles of yarn.
I have chosen to try to do the diagonal one for now instead until I can go to my knitters circle again. I just hope they will meet again soon.
I hope you don't mind my plea for help.