I replied to the original post but then I thought I should post it in the questions.
I'm just a beginner and am too having difficulty with this pattern. It's the diagonal with an eyelet edge. I'm wondering if the pattern is not correct, I got it online.
The decrease says only to K2, YO, K2tog, however that does not decrease the same as the increases and ends up not a square but way out of shape. I've tried K2, YO, K2tog, then another K2tog, I'm wondering if I need to K2, K2tog, YO, K2tog on one side then do I need to Ssk, YO, Ssk on the other side to get the slants right and left?
Thanks for any help.