I know I am the biggest noob knitter ever, but I have just recently decided to take on a simple lace pattern. I've mostly done boring or very simple stuff until now, and I think I'm ready to try a little lace. I decided to pick a small-ish pattern so I'd not get discouraged or overwhelmed, and so I chose the Victorian Lace Headband by KnitPicks.
The pattern has a chart. I've never read a knitting chart before. And as I looked at it, it seemed simple enough, but perhaps I'm overanalyzing and suddenly I am thinking that maybe I don't know how to read it. Here is the chart and my question:
So I guess my question is -- do I read this right to left (Which is what I'm assuming, to start at 1:1, row1:stitch1) and then do I keep going as I show in the first example, where I then move up to row 2, starting at stitch 1? OR... since I "turn" the work at the end of a knitted row technically, perhaps I am supposed to start at row 2, stitch 18 and work back left to right?
I am possibly the biggest loser of all time right now and may be WAY overanalyzing this, but I want to be sure I understand HOW to read a knitting chart before I dive into using them, to possibly save me a little heartache later, lol
Thank you kindly for any help you can give to help me understand how to read this chart. :aww: