I am following the directions exactly, but I haven't yet arrived at a point where I understand how the pattern will develop into the pics below (the 2 pics below are Norah Gaughan's design---my progress picture is below these two):
It is a seamless garment and so I still don't quite understand. (It's not the pattern's fault--it's because I'm a goofball). There are 2 rows of 4 squares---but the diagram in the pattern doesn't show you how it's all put together at the end...yikes!!! Since you pick up stitches for each square, in a certain way, maybe the end will call for the squares to be knitted onto each other. The particular square I'm on now called for picking up stitches on the left side of a finished square, square 2, on the left side of squares 1 and 2---and then to cast on the stitches for the other 3 sides of the square. So this square is kind of hanging out there but if you look at the designer's picture, it looks like there will be a flared out pleat.....
And the final square, square 8, is going to go on the right side of all the squares up there.
Don't worry--I'm going to put more red in it, probably on the border.
And I sure hope I'm doing this correctly. If not, I'm going to be doing a lot of frogging to save all the yarn.