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

Knit Symbols workshop with Cookie A squareBy Alex Capshaw-Taylor / Charts, Designing Patterns / 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 Patterns: Accessories


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.

Scarf includes two options for the double-knit design: oversize hearts or a classy checkerboard.

Free Patterns: Scarves


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 Patterns: Accessories


Free Charted Pattern: Winter Waterfall Lace Sweater

Winter Waterfall Lace Sweater - Field of Gold 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.

Free Patterns: Sweaters


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 P on RS P on RS, K on WS
knit symbol yo Yarn over YO on RS
knit symbol K2tog on RS K2tog on RS, P2tog on WS
knit symbol SSK on RS SSK on RS, SSP on WS

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



Recommended App: knitCompanion by Create 2 Thrive

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knitCompanion is available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire. You can download knitCompanion for free from the app store on your device. Visit knitCompanion.com for loads of free resources.

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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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