Video Knitting Course: Charts Demystified
Charts are full of symbols that can be confusing and hard to remember. But they also allow you to knit complex patterns easily. With over 7 hours of video, our Charts Demystified video class teaches you everything you need to know about knitting from knit-and-purl, lace, cable, Fair-Isle, Intarsia, double-knitting, duplicate stitch, and Mosaic charts so that you can approach any charted pattern with confidence.
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Our new charts class is really like 8 classes in one. Not only will you learn how to read and knit from charts, but you’ll also learn the actual knitting techniques behind lace, cables, Fair-Isle, Intarsia, double knitting, and more.Read Post »
Guest Blog Post: KnitCompanion: A Great App for Following ChartsBy Sally Holt – Creator of knitCompanion / Charts, Guest Posts, Recommended Resources / November 28, 2020 / 8 Comments
We are thrilled to have Sally Holt with us as a guest blogger to tell us about her amazing app knitCompanion – a sophisticated, portable tool that allows you to keep track of where you are in your pattern as you knit. It also features voice controls, chart recognition, and the ability to play KnitFreedom videos from within the app.Read Post »
By Liat Gat – Founder / Charts / September 1, 2021 / 8 Comments
At its best, knitting from charts is everything you’d want knitting to be: enjoyable, easy but not boring, challenging but not hard, both stimulating and relaxing. In a word, charts are FUN. So why do they seem so hard?Read Post »
By Liat Gat – Founder / Charts / September 6, 2021 / 6 Comments
These incredible full-sized double-knit blankets were created by amazing knitter and KnitFreedom student Deb Dav. Inspired? You can learn to double knit like a pro in our upcoming Charts Demystified video class.Read Post »
Blog Post: The Problem With ChartsBy Liat Gat – Founder / Charts / August 26, 2021 / 4 Comments
Even though they’re useful, charts can also seem confusing, scary, and overwhelming. In our upcoming Charts Demystified class, the challenges of charts will disappear into the pure joy of knitting.Read Post »
By Liat Gat – Founder / Charts / August 20, 2021 / 2 Comments
Written directions can give knitters a headache. On a chart, every stitch is marked in symbols. If you know how to read a knitting chart, you can understand the entire project, as well as the details, in just one look.Read Post »
Guest Blog Post: Workshop With Cookie A: Intuitive Chart-ReadingBy Alex Capshaw-Taylor / Charts, Designing Patterns, Guest Posts / March 8, 2011 / No Comments
Guest blogger Alex Capshaw-Taylor attended world-famous sock-designer Cookie A.’s workshop, and, in a three-part guest blog series, shares with us her biggest takeaways. Here, what she learned about intuitively reading knitting charts.Read Post »
Free Charted Pattern: Bulky Cabled Legwarmers with Buttons – Super-Bulky Weight
When I wore these bulky cabled legwarmers in New York City, they were turning heads left and right. You don’t need UGGs to be cool. Just knit these fabulous, cabled, knee-high knitted boot covers. Finish off with oversize buttons and a twisted-cord tie. Pattern includes cable chart.
Free Charted Pattern: Double Knit Heart or Checkerboard Scarf – Super-Bulky Weight
Learn to double-knit with this easy charted heart-or-checkerboard scarf pattern. Knit up in a super-bulky wool, the project goes quickly so you can see your progress.
Free Charted Pattern: Textured Stripes Ear Warmer/Headband – Bulky Weight
This unisex headband/ear warmer is great for skiers, joggers, or cyclists—anyone who is out in the elements on a crisp winter morning.
Good for knitters just learning to combine knit and purl stitches and read a simple chart. There are written directions for those who choose not to use a chart.
Free Charted Pattern: Winter Waterfall Lace Sweater
Who says you can’t look sexy in winter? This challenging sweater is designed to flatter your curves and highlight your face. The advanced lace is charted and knit in the round.
Standard Chart Symbols
See full list of chart symbols on CraftYarnCouncil.com
Cable Chart Symbols
See full list of cable symbols on CraftYarnCouncil.com
"cn" = "cable needle"
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We are thrilled to have knitCompanion creator Sally Holt here to tell you about her amazing app! In this demonstration video, she will take you through the main features of this sophisticated tool using a pattern from KnitFreedom as her example.
Recommended App: knitCompanion by Create 2 Thrive
KnitCompanion is a pattern-tracking app for knitters and fiber artists, which is designed to help you keep track of where you are in the pattern as you knit.
Even if you put your knitting down mid-row, the app can mark precisely the point where you stopped.
KnitCompanion also helps you keep important reference material at your fingertips. You can easily pull up the key while you’re knitting, even if it’s on a different page, and you can flip pages of the pattern within the app without ever losing your place.
You can even link your favorite video tutorials for tricky stitches right into the app, so you can watch them in the app while you work the stitch!
Recommended Book: A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker
Barbara Walker is the most creative mind of the century when it comes to inventing stitch patterns and designs.
Any of her four Knitting Pattern Treasuries are a worthwhile investment for when you are designing something on your own.