I am going to do my first chart pattern, changing colours. I have picked something I hope isn't too complicated, in the sense that it is just a background colour and a pattern colour. I understand how to read a pattern, I have worked many a cross stitch, etc.
I have viewed the videos on intarsia and fair isle knitting and have the general idea....However...I am confused as to what happens when you have a gap of more than 5 stitches. Does one need to start a new thread?? How exactly do you bridge the gap??
Also, what if you are knitting in the round?? One can not just carry the wool back and forth as one does with straight needles?? I am a little lost.
I guess the BIG question here...is how and where do I start when learning to use a chart?