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maddiebud
03-03-2005, 06:49 PM
ok... I just needed to come and vent my frustration. I'm knitting a soaker and it was going so well that I thought i would teach myself intarsia and throw a picture on the back of it. Well, I decided to do the monkey from the Stitch and Bitch book and it's turned into a disaster! I guess I didn't know how to read a chart after all because I'm noticing the pattern is showing up the wrong way. I'm figuring I didn't read it right when switching from knit rows to purl rows. So I guess my question is, how exactly do you read a knitting chart? I think I need to go rip out the entire picture and start over now. :cry:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-03-2005, 09:03 PM
I think you read the knit rows from right to left, and the purl rows from left to right. this (http://www.heirloom-knitting.co.uk/beginners_guide.html) site has a good graphic of how to do this, if you're a visual person like me. Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, I *know* I say this all the time, but check the stitch and bitch website for pattern corrections! A lot of them had errors!