I'm knitting the cot-hanger chick from the same book (Knitted Toys by Zoe Moller), and I'm also having a problem with the instructions.
Jill is right, Zoe doesn't include abbreviations for chart patterns, but rather just tells you to co, then work from right to left (or left to right) using the chart. Indeed, the chart is just boxes with colors (or no color), there aren't any symbols or / or anything. GRRR!! I finally figured out how to add on stitches before or after to increase from the bottom to the body. But now I've come to the section where the body divides into to two sections - left for the head and right for the tail. For example, the row I just completed has 50 stitches. The next row has color in the first 15 boxes, then no color in the next 13 boxes, and then color in the last 22 boxes. What do I do for the missing 13 stitches in the middle??
Has anyone else work on one of Zoe Moller's chart patters? Jill, did you figure out the pattern? Did you just KTOG?
I'm relatively new to knitting, and this is so frustrating I'm thinking of going back to blankets and scarves!!!