when working with a pattern with so many sizing options i like to print it off and scratch out the numbers that do not pertain to me. so all i see is what i need.
i used to circle/highlight the numbers i needed, but would still find myself occasionally looking at the different numbers so when i was learning to read patterns just narrowing it down to what i needed worked best.
it may take some extra time in the beginning, but if you can go through the whole pattern and then start you also have an idea of what is coming up.
i never start by just knitting, i always read through and make any notes i need to before starting.
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