Did you know that five of the top 10 patterns popular on Ravelry right now are charted patterns?
And that one-third of all Ravelry patterns are charted? That’s over 200,000 patterns, and they are some of the most interesting, enjoyable patterns you will ever knit.
Feast Your Eyes: The Top 5 Ravelry Patterns Featuring Charts
But the real goods?
The Number One Reason to Learn to Read Knitting Charts
Beyond being able to knit any pattern out there, the best-kept secret amongst experienced knitters is: Charts are FUN!
At its best, knitting from charts is everything you’d want it to be: enjoyable, relaxing, challenging, stimulating… basically like driving down the road with the wind in your hair. It’s the best.
Why Charts Seem Hard
Knitting from charts isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, getting started with charts can be overwhelming. Each pattern you try seems to be an exception to the rule, and designers seem to make up their own symbols, forget to tell you what to do on the wrong side of your work, and don’t tell you how to read the chart for different sizes of garment.
That’s why we set up for you an indestructible knowledge of charts in our beginner-to-advanced, in-depth upcoming charts course, Charts Demystified.
You’ll learn what to look at on your chart in order to size up potential pitfalls, how to plan each row so that you won’t forget what to do, and how to catch and fix any mistakes as soon as they happen.
Never be confused by a chart again. Pre-order Charts Demystified for $1 today and get 30% off when we launch on September 15th, 2021.
Get Support and Encouragement As You Learn to Read Charts
Good news! We will be doing a 15-week knitalong to support and accompany you in your journey to demystify charts.
You’ll be watching a 20-to-45-minute video each week walking you through the swatch and helping you practice lots of knitting mistakes. And we’ll be here to answer your questions about the techniques we teach in the videos and anything else you want to ask.
You can post photos of your finished swatches, ask any questions, and talk about anything that comes up for you related to charts, whether it’s specific to the class or not.
This knitalong is available to a LIMITED number of students so that we can give everyone our full attention. We will make it available, along with the Charts class, on September 15th, 2021.
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