I'm not really bothered by the terms as I am used to changing between languages. I learned to crochet from a friend in Swedish, a UK knitting magazine and an American crochet book. All in the same weekend. I have my cheat sheet with terms in all three and use it to get my head going in the right direction whenever I start something new.
I just don't know where to begin with the symbols. At all.
I have looked for a somewhat similar pattern and ended up making some kind of cross between the two. Kind of. I think it worked out okay.
Any ideas for learning to read such a diagram? Previously I have seen them (not quite this complicated) and just assumed it was too hard and that I couldn't do it, but I'd love to learn.
just getting started with knitting!