I have given both written instructions and a chart so that you can compare the two, to see how each works. (The picture above does not show the first five or the last five knitted rows.)
It is extremely important to note that a symbol means one thing on the odd side rows and something else on the even side rows. This is to better represent the way the pattern will look from the right side. In the case of the chart below, blank squares are knit on the odd or even side rows, and purl on the even or wrong side rows. The symbol – means knit on the even or wrong side rows, and purl on the odd or right side rows.
A second important thing to remember is that charts are read from the right to the left on the odd side rows and from the left to the right on the even side rows when working flat.
This pattern can also be used as one of many squares of an afghan, and can be knit at any gauge with and type of yarn. Because it is a knit purl pattern it should not roll in on itself.
Cast on 37
Row 1:(RS) k
Row 2: k
Row 3: k
Row 4: k
Row 5: k
Row 6:(RS) k
Row 7: k5, *p3, k5; rep from *
Row 8: p5, *k3, p5; rep from *
Row 9: Rep Row 2
Row 10: k
Row 11: k1, *p3, k5; rep from *; end p3, k1
Row 12: p1, *k3, p5; rep from *; end k3, p1
Row 13: Rep Row 6
Repeat Rows 6 to 13 three times
Knit 5 Rows
Bind off and weave in ends.
Chart of written instructions:
Cast on 37.
Start knitting row 1 to row 5, knit rows 6 through 13, or the bold rows four times.
Key--THIS IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT:
Blank Square Knit on odd rows, Purl on even rows
– Knit on even rows, Purl on odd rows