Ok, so I think I might try knitting with a chart (eek!!). I've read up a bit on it, and the pattern is pretty small, as is the blanket. Anyway, there's no legend with the chart, so do I just assume the white boxes are knit and the grey boxes are purl?? This is an example of 1 or the pattern charts.
And here's a picture of the blanket, if that helps. It's the X/O I'm confused about. The rest has instructions.