Reading Written Instructions

You have probably looked into knitting books and thought, "Is this English?" Knitting instructions contain a lot of information in terms and formats that are unfamiliar and intimidating at first. This chapter will enable you to understand what you are reading the next time you look at a knitting pattern.

Reading a Knitting Pattern 58

Getting to Know Gauge 60

Gauge and Stitch Patterns 62

Make and Measure a Gauge Swatch 64

Sizing in Knitting Patterns 66

How to Read Knitting Charts 69

A knitting pattern contains all of the information you need to make the item: the sizes for dimensions to which the project can be knit, the materials and tools you need to make the project, special techniques used in the design, and the step-by-step instructions. The following should help you find your way through your next knitting pattern.

A knitting pattern contains all of the information you need to make the item: the sizes for dimensions to which the project can be knit, the materials and tools you need to make the project, special techniques used in the design, and the step-by-step instructions. The following should help you find your way through your next knitting pattern.

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