Reading Your Knitting (and Charts)

Reading Your Knitting (and Charts)

Most knitters run into problems when they aren’t able to “read their knitting”—that is, they can’t recognize where they are in a pattern by simply looking at the stitches on the needles or in the fabric below the needles. How do you tell where you are when you’ve put your knitting down in the middle of row? Can you tell how many rows you’ve knitted since the last increase, or decrease? How do you know what type of increase or decrease was worked? In this class, you’ll examine how an assortment of stitches look in a piece of knitting and how those stitches are represented in charts.

Instructions will be provided for knitting a 42-row swatch of sample stitches and an accompanying chart for your reference.


Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and follow row-by-row knitting instructions. Homework is optional.

Online: 1 hour

In-person: 3 hours