Monday, March 2, 2009

Knitting Strategy

I would say that a little preparation before a project can help with your knitting success.

Make copies of your pattern. You can make notes on the copy and drag it around while your original stays pretty and nice in the event that you want to use it again. Next- check out the chart on the original pattern. I enlarged it, you can see that the bigger one is way easier to follow.

The first two repeats of the chart start at a different row than the second two repeats. I have different colored stitch markers to designate when I do each repeat of the chart- white for the first two repeats and blue for the other two.
To make following the chart easier I am using two copies of the enlarged chart. Post-its show me what row I am on. I marked them with the stitch marker colors, this makes it so much easier to keep it all straight.

A good strategy for following a pattern has helped me tremendously!


KarenB said...

I'm just trying to start a new project and can't seem to get it started without problems. Having company and drama at our house isn't helping. I have actually not ever used a chart. All I know is, it won't be this project. I finally succumbed to using left over wool yarn and knitting squares to felt into pot holders. I need new pot holders. ;-)

Judith said...

I like this new project. Colbalt blue. Who knew? Can't wait til it's finished.