I've been trying to learn to knit from a chart for weeks. I finally ended up writing it down from the chart in words (actually abbreviations) like a regular pattern. That took a lot of time, but I could follow it. Maybe it is because I deal with words all day, not with pictures, but iIjust can't get the chart. Does anyone else prefer the patterns to the charts?
Also, does anyone know of a stitchionary that is NOT in chart form? I understand that the Harmony Guides are both ways, but wonder if there is another.
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Maybe this is even weirder,,I like to crochet from a chart. It's great but knitting from one is totally different. HATE IT. One day maybe I'll take the time to learn but for now I'm liking the patterns.
I guess I'm in the minority in this group. I'll take a chart over written directions any day. I just translated a written pattern into charts to make a sweater for my niece. Good thing there are both ways!
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I make more mistakes trying to knit from a chart than from written instructions. The charts tend to leave off edging rows. Then it seems I am forever undoing things to get my stitches in line with each other. A lot of times, the symbols for the various stitches are too similar and I twist them as I work.
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