When I first started knitting, I was afraid of charts. I would rather try to keep my place in an endless string of k and p than read these strange symbols that did not make sense to me.
But once I learned how to read the symbols and how to remember their meaning without having to check the key 20 times a row, I was hooked and have never looked back.
I often read on social media that knitters feel the same way I did. If you are one of them, limiting yourself to
written patterns only, I’ve written this guide for you. As someone who had to be dragged into the world of charts kicking and screaming, let me promise you
– it’s not as hard as you think and it will open a whole new world of patterns to you.
To get you started, five patterns are included in this guide.
Today, I’ve published the first part of the guide and the first two patterns on Ravelry!
Knits and purls are all you need to make this pretty cowl! It is worked flat and seamed, or make it longer and leave it open if you prefer a scarf! Many thanks to my tech editor Michelle Hazell and my testknitters! Get the cowl pattern here or the whole ebook including the chart reading guide here!
So easy to work, yet so cute – some seed stitch and some stockinette stitch make this hat.
It is different from the pattern for the Belt Welt Cowl, but similar enough to use them as a set when you use the same yarn.
The pattern comes in three sizes for the whole family.
Many thanks to my tech editor Michelle Hazell and my testknitters!
I’ve also opened a thread in my Ravelry group if you have questions or comments about the guide or want to knit one of the patterns 🙂
Hope to see you there 🙂