I still don't know what acceptable, traditional 'pattern speak' is so you'll have to bear with me and ask questions if I give an instruction that is incomprehensible. I'm going to just put up the instructions for the pattern.
K# - knit specified number of stitches
P# - purl specified number of stitches
R - Randmacshe (first / last stitch)
NOTE: The pattern is worked over 10 + 1 + 2 stitches. This means the pattern covers 10 stitches plus one ending stitch to finish a multiple iteration row plus one beginning stitch and one ending stitch. In German, the first and last stitches are called Randmaschen and that is how I always think of them. The Randmaschen are never part of the pattern.
Row 1: R, * P1, K9 *, P1, R
Row 2: R, * K2, P7, K1 *, K1, R
Row 3: R, * P3, K5, P2 *, P1, R
Row 4: R, * K4, P3, K3 *, K1, R
Row 5: R, * P5, K1, P4 *, P1, R
Row 6: Repeat Row 4
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 2
This completes the 8 rows that make up one iteration of the pattern. The asterisks (*) in the pattern rows indicate the 10 stitches of the pattern.
To make the washcloth, cast on as many multiples of 10 as you'd like plus 3 extra stitches. I worked two rows of knit stitches across before I began the pattern. Work the eight rows of the pattern for as long as you'd like the washcloth to be. End the pattern on Row 8. To finish, knit two rows of stitches across. Bind off on the next row.
My washcloth was 43 stitches wide and 60 rows long.