If you’re beginning of your knitting adventure, I’d like to offer some starting advice, to help you begin with confidence.
The Simple Collection
To follow a knitting pattern, a beginner must learn several conventions – this tutorial covers the language and shorthand that knitting patterns contain.
The sizing and materials section packs a LOT of information into a small space – here is how to interpret this part of a pattern.
Abbreviations and charts are concise versions of knitting-pattern instructions which can seem confusing when you’re a beginner. This tutorial explains why and how to puzzle them out.
Knitting patterns often pack the instructions for dozens of sizes into a single line of text – this tutorial will teach you how to interpret these conventions.
Finishing instructions instruct you on the final steps of the process as you complete your new knit! They include seaming, working button bands and edgings, and weaving in ends, and blocking.