Charts are graphic representations of knitting instructions. They are a compact way to illustrate more patterns that would take much more space if described in text instructions.
lace knitting techniques and tips
This post describes how to work a yarn over. A yarn over (yo) is a single increase, which forms a hole in the knitted fabric. It is the main increase used in lace knitting.
This post describes how to work a sl1-k2tog-psso. Sl1-k2tog-psso (slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over) is a double decrease, meaning it decreases 2 stitches from the total stitch count.
If you haven’t done it before, learning to knit lace takes some time, concentration, and practice. But it is a skill that can be mastered by most knitters, so don’t let the complex-looking results scare you off!
Step-by-step instructions on the ssk stitch or ‘slip slip knit’
Instructions on how to slip a stitch in knitting.