I haven't had any problems with just going by the diagram on the first page, but maybe you would find the written pattern on the following pages helpful :o)
She also gives suggested colors, though really, the way I read it, they aren't so much suggestions but rather references between her tatted model and the color coding on the pattern. But either way, I like to use my own mix of colors. :o)
So, here it is so far: I LOVE it!!
Isn't it neat how the colors pooled in the Carnival? I love how there's yellow in each corner and in the middle of each side. :o)
And a detail of what I added since the last post:
As you can I see, I did add the carnival and Lime and then the two additional rows are Lizbeth 657 Bright Turquoise Dk and Lizbeth 632 Purple Md. (which I use A LOT! It seems to go with everything!)
I also ordered more thread. Mostly, so that I could add some more coordinating colors but also because I really value a well coordinated solid in most (if not all) projects and was wanting to expand my selection!
I really think that the Ocean Teal Md will be a good match for Parakeet dye, which is used in Carnival, Coconut Island, Madder Tatter, 4-Eva, and Bahamas. (Can you tell I really
like LOVE that color?)