• 2:58

    Chart Reading Basics

    Reading a chart doesn’t have to be difficult. In this video, Michele Lee Bernstein explains chart reading basics and shares several different kinds of charts. Michele begins by noting that all charts have a key that will explain what the symbols mean. Different designers will use different symbols, but the key will always tell you…

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  • 9:45

    Don’t Get Lost: Keeping Track of Your Pattern Progress

    When working from a knitting pattern, many knitters find it helpful to take notes to keep track of their work. In this video, Jill Wright explains how to she likes to keep notes when knitting. She shares many useful tips that you can easily incorporate into your own notetaking. Jill suggests using graphs paper and…

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  • 7:52

    Get to Know Your Pattern: Parts of a Pattern

    Knitting patterns contain a wealth of information to help you knit the project correctly. In this video, Mary Beth Temple gives an overview of the parts of a knitting pattern by looking at a two-color shawl pattern. A knitting pattern will begin by listing the finished measurements and gauge needed for the pattern. Mary Beth…

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  • 6:50

    Get to Know Your Pattern: Understanding Your Gauge

    It’s important to understand how to achieve the proper gauge in a knitting pattern. In this video, Mary Beth Temple explains how to read the gauge section of a knitting pattern, and how you go about achieving the proper gauge. The gauge listed on a knitting pattern is the exact gauge that the person who…

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  • 7:46

    How to Read a Slipped Stitch Chart

    Slipped stitch knitting is a fun technique that adds colorwork into a project, with the benefit of only working with one color each row or round. There are so many slipped stitch patterns out there to knit and many of them are worked from charts. In this video, Corrina Ferguson discusses slipped stitch charts and…

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  • 10:55

    Reading a Cable Chart

    Cable knitting is such a fun technique, with thousands of patterns available to knit. Working cable patterns can be done with written instructions but learning to work from a chart is helpful for many knitters. In this video, cable knitting expert Jill Wright explains the basics for reading a cable chart. Jill shows an example…

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  • 3:43

    Reading Schematics

    Schematics are drawings commonly found in knitting patterns to tell you all the measurements of the finished piece. They are found in many garment patterns, but you’ll also find schematics in other patterns as well, like shawls. In this video, knitting expert Corrina Ferguson demonstrates how to read schematics. Corrina compares two schematics. The first…

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  • 9:25

    Understanding Stitch Pattern Repeats

    If you enjoy exploring different stitch patterns, it’s important to understand how pattern repeats work. In this video, knitwear designer Corrina Ferguson explains stitch pattern repeats. Corrina looks at two different stitch patterns – a braided cable, which is worked over a multiple of 8 plus 2 stitches, and a lace stitch pattern that’s worked…

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