In This Chapter

  • Perusing a photo for important details ^ Making your way through a knitting pattern c
  • weater patterns tell you how to make the individual pieces of a sweater and how to put them together. Whether from a book, magazine, or leaflet, sweater patterns are set up in a predictable way. You find information about sizes, materials needed, gauge, and any special pattern stitches or abbreviations listed before the actual piece-by-piece instructions. This chapter runs you through the kinds of information you'll find in a typical sweater pattern.

You don't have to go deep into a pattern before you see things like "sl 1, k1, psso," "yb," and "ssk" — common abbreviations to knitters. If they look undecipherable to you, skip back to Chapter 3 where these and others are conveniently listed and explained.

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