Knitting first shawl, need some clarification on dealing with knitting chart


#1

I’m working on my first shawl pattern and of course the one I chose is mapped out on this crazy chart. I have actually transferred all the charts to written out directions since i’ll never be able to follow these tiny boxes. I am making the Bitteroot shawl by Romi Hill and I just want to make sure I’m understanding the directions correctly. I have done the setup row and all markers are in place, now I’m ready to begin the chart. I am starting with K3, slip marker, WORK CHART ROW TO NEXT MARKER, slip marker, k center st, slip marker, WORK CHART ROW TO LAST MARKER, slip marker, k3. So, to clarify, I will be working the chart rows multiple times depending on where I am in the shawl. So chart A row one is just yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, and I stick this into the instructions above where it says WORK CHART ROW. Sorry it’s so long, I just want to make sure you understand what I’m saying. Thank you in advance for any help you can give!


#2

That’s the right idea. The 3 knit sts at each end form a border. Place the appropriate chart A row between the outermost markers. You always have the center knit stitch with its markers to help keep you on track.


#3

Wow. Kudos to you for this pattern for your first shall. Props.