A chart is like a map, but for knitting. It gives you both a bird's-eye view of your project and the step-by-step directions to get there. Charts make knitting complicated projects easier.

Video Knitting Course: Charts Demystified

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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.


Live Knitalong: Charts Knitalong

Starts: September 22, 2021   Ends: December 29, 2021   Signups Open: NO


Featured Videos

Fair-Isle Bag – Learn to Read a Chart

Fair-Isle Bag – Learn to Read a Chart
Fair-Isle Bag – Learn to Read a Chart


Double-Knit Scarf – How to Read a Chart

Double-Knit Scarf – How to Read a Chart
Double-Knit Scarf – How to Read a Chart


How to Read a Cable Chart

How to Read a Cable Chart
How to Read a Cable Chart



Blog Post: How to Learn Intarsia, Fair-Isle, Cables, Duplicate Stitch, and More

Foliage Toddler HatBy Liat Gat – Founder / Charts / August 31, 2021 / 9 Comments

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.

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Blog Post: The Number One Reason to Learn to Read Knitting Charts

Flicker & Flame Charted Fair-Isle Hat by Andrea MowryBy 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?

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Blog Post: These Photographic Double-Knits Will Blow Your Mind

Deb Dav double knit Jesse and Mabe square cropBy 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.

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Guest Blog Post: KnitCompanion: A Great App for Following Charts

Knit Companion LogoBy Sally Holt – Creator of knitCompanion / Charts, Guest Posts, Recommended Resources / November 28, 2020 / 2 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.

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Blog Post: The Problem With Charts

Complex Chart KeyBy Liat Gat – Founder / Charts / August 26, 2021 / 2 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.

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Blog Post: How Learning to Read Knitting Charts Is Like A Bicycle Ride Across France

1960 Tour de France mapBy 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.

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Guest Blog Post: Workshop With Cookie A: Intuitive Chart-Reading

Knit Symbols workshop with Cookie A squareBy 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.

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Charts Abbreviations

RS – Right Side
WS – Wrong Side


Standard Chart Symbols

knit symbol K on RS 1 K on RS, P on WS
Knit symbol pipe K on RS, P on WS
knit symbol K2tog on RS K2tog on RS, P2tog on WS
Ktbl Ktbl on RS
knit symbol P on RS P on RS, K on WS
knit symbol purl dot P on RS, K on WS
knit symbol s2kp S2KP on RS
knit symbol SSK on RS SSK on RS, SSP on WS
knit symbol yo Yarn over YO on RS

See full list of chart symbols on CraftYarnCouncil.com


Cable Chart Symbols

knit symbol cable C3L  C3L: Cable 3 Left – Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to front. K1. K2 from cn.
knit symbol cable C3L  C3L: Cable 3 Left
knit symbol cable C3R  C3R: Cable 3 Right – Sl 1 st to cn and hold to back. K2. K1 from cn.
knit symbol cable C3R  C3R: Cable 3 Right
C4L Cable Symbol 1  C4L: Cable 4 Left – Sl 2 sts onto cn and hold to front. K2. K2 from cn.
C4L Cable Symbol 1  C4L: Cable 4 Left
C4R Cable Symbol 1  C4R: Cable 4 Right – Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to back. K2. K2 from cn.
C4R Cable Symbol 1  C4R: Cable 4 Right
T3L Cable Symbol 2  T3L: Twist 3 Left – Sl next 2 sts onto cn and hold to front. P1. K2 from cn.
T3L Cable Symbol 2  T3L: Twist 3 Left
T3R Cable Symbol 2  T3R: Twist 3 Right – Sl next st onto cn and hold to back. K2. P1 from cn.
T3R Cable Symbol 2  T3R: Twist 3 Right
knit symbol cable T4L  T4L: Twist 4 Left – Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to front. P2. K2 from cn.
knit symbol cable T4L  T4L: Twist 4 Left
knit symbol cable T4R  T4R: Twist 4 Right – Sl 2 sts to cn and hold to back. K2. P2 from cn.
knit symbol cable T4R  T4R: Twist 4 Right

See full list of cable symbols on CraftYarnCouncil.com
"cn" = "cable needle"


Free and Premium Videos

Basic Checkerboard

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Simple Checkerboard swatch


Demonstration of knitCompanion Charts App

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Demonstration of knitCompanion Charts App
Demonstration of knitCompanion Charts App

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.


Textured Stripes

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Textured Stripes swatch


Bricks

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Bricks swatch


Swan

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Knit-and-Purl Swan


Lace Zigzag

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Lace Zigzag


Lace Diamond

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Diamond Lace


Foliage Toddler Hat

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Foliage Toddler Hat


Starlight Lace

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Starlight Lace closeup


Simple Cables

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Simple cables


Complex Cables

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Complex Cables


Fair Isle Charts

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Fair Isle


Double Knitting Charts

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Double Knitting


Intarsia Charts

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Intarsia moon


Duplicate Stitch

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Duplicate Stitch
Duplicate Stitch


Fair-Isle Bag – Learn to Read a Chart

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Fair-Isle Bag – Learn to Read a Chart
Fair-Isle Bag – Learn to Read a Chart


Double-Knit Scarf – How to Read a Chart

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Double-Knit Scarf – How to Read a Chart
Double-Knit Scarf – How to Read a Chart


How to Read a Cable Chart

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How to Read a Cable Chart
How to Read a Cable Chart


Advanced Mosaic Knitting – Mosaic Charts

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Recommended App: knitCompanion by Create 2 Thrive

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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!

Buy knitCompanion online


Recommended Book: A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker

Treasury of Knitting Patterns

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.

Buy A Treasury of Knitting Patterns online


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