Knitting Basics 1: Patterns & Charts



Knitting Basics 1: Patterns and Charts


Learn to read and follow Knitting Patterns and charts through a series of short exercises.  Practice knitting gauge swatches and discuss types and thicknesses of yarns. Inventory your knitting skills and identify skills needed to achieve your knitting goals.  Students must have mastered the basic knit and purl stitches and be able to knit a 4x4 swatch of good quality. 

Knitting patterns are written in words or a combination of words and charts.  Both types of patterns require a knowledge of standard practices, abbreviations and symbols.  This class teaches the skills needed to read both types of patterns and to find new knowledge to learn new skills as needed.  Knitters frequently encounter new skills and abbreviations in patterns.  Learning how to find and learn new knitting skills enables you to decode the patterns you want to knit.   

Skills Learned:

  • Abbreviations;

  • Reading Knitting Patterns
  • Syntax and symbols;

  • Testing and finding your Gauge (stitches per inch);

  • Reading Knitting Charts;

  • Choosing the right yarn.


Take Home:

  • Pattern/Chart Handout: Abbreviations, symbols,

  • Needle size Handout: English/metric equivalents, Yarn weights.

  • Gauge swatch samples. 




Instructor, Carol Zamonski




Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Included: All Materials Included
Requirements: Students must know the basic knit and purl stitches and have be able to knit a 4" square of good quality.
Instructor: Carol Zamonski
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