karenarp wrote:That is such a pretty colour Shandeh!
If knitting didn't take me so long I could try that! Once the mystery's are done I think I just will! I have a bunch of knit dishcloth books I bought a few years back when I tried learning to knit that I also plan on working on. I have Handicrafter cotton coming out of my ears here!
Thanks! I'm using Bernat Handicrafter in Mod Green. My mom loves green, so this should make her happy. Just in time for St Patrick's Day too!
karenarp wrote:Which brings me to a new question that may get lost in this topic.
I don't see it often, but how do you read knitting charts? Thanks to the CAL I am slowly figuring out how to read crochet charts. Something I never figured I would be able to do. I cannot read just the chart, but I am getting better at it. Hoping by time the CAL is finished I will be able to see the pattern for the chart easily. Last times KAL used charts, and once this KAL is finished I wanted to make last one, but if I cannot read the charts I won't have much luck
Knitting Charts are not that bad, because you read them one row at a time, from bottom to top.
So, as you work a row of knitting, you will work each stitch as it appears on the chart. Your first row will go from right to left on the bottom of the chart. Your next row (if you turn your work to the other side) will got from left to right. If you work in the round, all your rows will be read from right to left, so they will look just like the stitches you are making.
Here's a good article on Reading Knitting Charts I just found on Knitty. It should help a little.http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/FEATcharts.html
Here's another: http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/kn ... harts.html
Once you follow a chart once, you'll know how to do it. Start with something simple.
There are colorwork charts for changing colors.
There are also cable charts for adding cables to your knitting.
And there are lacework charts for doing different stitches as you knit.
I think the easiest to start with would be colorwork, with just 2 colors. Just find a simple heart or star chart, and knit a little coaster or afghan square with it. Your knitted rows would be read from right to left, and your purl rows would be read left to right.