Reading and Using Knitting ChartsDownTown Knits
Charts are often provided in patterns as a shorthand way of showing how to work a
particular stitch pattern. Charts can also assist you in reading your knitting, as they help you track your place and catch errors more easily, and, believe it or not, they can help you learn and memorize a new stitch pattern more quickly. After a bit of practice, most knitters find working with charts much easier than working from line-by-line instructions. If you are not yet comfortable with using knitting charts and would like to learn more about their use, please join us as we unlock the mysteries of knitting with charts!
When: Saturday, August 24 (1 session)
Instructor: Kim Garnett
Cost: $40.00 + materials. Materials to be purchased at DTK
Skill Level Pre-req: Student must be comfortable with the basics of knitting: knitting, purling, increasing, & decreasing.
Skills Learned: Introduction to charts and their use. We will cover charts used for textured knits, lace, cables and colorwork. Will also discuss how to charts can help you begin to read your knitting
Pattern: Pattern charts for learning will be provided at class.
Yarn recommendation: 100yds of a smooth, worsted weight yarn in a solid, light color.
Needles: US #7 24” or 32" circular needle, or size to obtain gauge of 5 sts per inch
Supplies: Stitch marker, pen/pencil and paper for taking notes