FYI: In case no one has mentioned it to you before…..
I recently bought a pattern… to be sure it is a wee bit complicated and as always, my ‘rhino principle’ never gave me a chance to realise one must read knitting charts from right to left!!!
I am ever so grateful I figured this out BEFORE trying to design my Outlander Inspired Scarf, especially since my plan was to include my favorite quotes and phrases and words. Well, be grateful for small favors, I say.
However, making one’s own chart and knowing how to read it for transferring the design to the work is NOT that easy.
Luckily I discovered this chart generator app, but still it’s tricky to find just the right image to transfer, but remained naive about successfully transferring the design for a wee bit longer.
NOT to mention one has planned for 52 stitches, but as you can see the pattern exceeds the plan. So, does one decide to off-set the second word?
Or change the letters from Celtic font to something more readable?
Viola!, Finally, something that will fit the number of stitches with which I am working and I can make it out. However……
When working in the round, starting at the TOP of a project, guess what? One must turn the chart upside down and work left to right as well.
If you have not yet realised, let me just say, I am proud of the fact that I rise to challenges with as much determination as any Rhino on earth!
Ya ken, for a number of reasons, I’m beginning to think Dinna Fash is a great phrase!
This is definitely going to be a ‘heart’lander project.