Get ready to love those charts in your knitting patterns.
Charts are simply graphic representations of knitting instructions. They are a compact way to illustrate what would take much more space if described in written instructions. Charts also illustrate how a lace, colourwork or cable pattern will look once it is knit up. This means that when you use charts, it is easier to see where you are in your stitch pattern, as well as to identify mistakes early. Often after a bit of practice, knitters find working from charts much more intuitive, quick, and simple than working from line-by-line written instructions.
We’ll banish your fears while creating a headband or ear warmer, in a winter snowflake pattern.
18” circumference at cuff 4” from top to bottom
Worsted wt yarn in two (2) colors 1 skein of each color
Needle size: 4.5 mm (US 7), 24”
Download and PRINT a copy of Falling Snow Christmas Stocking by Jennifer Hoel from Ravelry
12′′ smooth waste yarn
Gauge: 21 sts = 4”
- How to read a charted design
- 2-color Cast-on
- 2 color stranded knitting
- Knitting in the round
Homework: Work a gauge swatch in the round:
Cast on 20 sts, *slide sts to opposite end of needle allowing yarn to flow loosely across back of knitting,
Knit across, repeat from * for a total of 3 in.
Don’t cut yarn.
Soak then let dry flat without stretching.