How to work from a pattern
I have been knitting a while but I am just now trying my hand at a sweater. The pattern shows the chart with divisions for different sizes. I understand the chart pattern but I am not sure what to do next. Can I read the chart - rewrite it or convert it to line by line directions for my size and knit from there? What do people normally do? It doesn't seem smooth to read the chart symbols for the whole sweater.
Advice is appreciated!