One more feature of a good pattern for meetings: short rows* or circular knitting. I’m working on a hat right now that’s mostly knit flat, and the rows are fairly long. That means I have to judge at the end of each row whether I think the meeting will continue all the way through the next one. (Or if it’ll change in such a way that I’ll be writing or whatever.) And that can get a bit annoying.
* not “short rows” in the technical knitting term, just small number of stitches per row.