I’ve been absolutely terrified of knitting from a chart up until this point right here, right now. I’ve always looked at them and thought “silly heiroglyphics make no sense! It’d be much easier if they just wrote it out!” :shrug: In fact, I even refused to knit certain lovely patterns because they only had a chart and it looked too confusing for me as a n00b.
Well! I’m knitting the column of leaves scarf and in the first repeat I just got myself lots a million times keeping track of which stitch I was on–whilre READING the longhand written pattern. Oh gosh, I thought…it’s hopeless.
BUT! I was very brave and decided to try the chart.
It’s SO much EASIER!!! I haven’t lost my place since. I still have to glance now and then to remember what the symbols stand for, but woohoo! I can’t believe it, it doesn’t really make sense to me that it’s so much easier–but I"ll take it!
Hooray for me being brave! Hahahaha…I’ve even read tons of posts about how so many people prefer knitting from a chart and I just didn’t understand. Well–consider me converted! :notworthy: