I am usually very good at reading directions and then following them. I started a poncho that the pattern is listed in Creative Knitting. It is a "grape" colored lacy poncho over a black top and pants....very cute.....but I have ripped it out repeatedly. The pattern is basically three different rows with straight purl rows between. I can't "see" the pattern and I keep getting confused....usually I can see what stich to make based on the stich below. I have never tried to follow a chart....would it be a good idea to try and chart the pattern so that I can see which stitches that I should be working where.
I don't want to give up because I really like the look of the pattern.
I am new to the bulletin board so I am not sure what I can post as far as the pattern is concerned and what is not allowed.