Hi - this is my first post on this forum. It's great to see a community of knitters helping each other out! I live in Sydney, Australia and I've only been knitting for a few years but I love it and I'm a bit addicted :-)
My question relates to illusion knitting. I've never done it before, and I've also never followed charts before so I'm a little bit lost.
My boyfriend is a Linux fan and I want to knit him the Linux illusion scarf for his birthday. The problem is - the full english translation of the pattern is really hard to find so I am trying to do this using a combination of an english translation without charts, and looking at the charts which are on a website in finnish!
Here are the 'words' from the english site: http://www.clipclip.org/clips/detail...carf-from-ulla
Here are the 'charts' from the finnish site : http://www.ullaneule.net/0205/ohjeet_tux.html
My question is: When I start knitting the penguin, it says to follow the chart from the bottom.up. Do I start at the bottom right corner or the bottom left corner? I guess this is on the right side (not the wrong side)?
When I start knitting the word 'Linux', it says to follow the chart from the top down. Do I start at the top right corner or the top left corner? Is this the right side or the wrong side?
If you would be able to help me out with an answer, I'd be ever so grateful.