I hope this is in the right forum.
My best friend knows the basic knit and purl stitches. The problem is she can't read a pattern. She was taught by another person (who can't read a pattern either), and never learned the technical stuff or the other basics like decreasing, terms etc. I've tried everything I can think of to help her but she just doesn't get it. I've given her the book I learned from, printed charts from the internet, made charts myself for her, sat down and explained them as best I could...nothing works! I'm just lost at this point. Can anyone give me some tips to help her learn to read a pattern?
She needs to be shown how first. Show her increases and decs, let her practice that for a bit. Take a simple 2 row pattern, write it out without abbreviations and with extra space between the 2 rows. She may be somewhat dyslexic or like a person who can't read music, but can imitate music they hear.
sue- knitting heretic
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