Something to Aspire to - 2KCBWDAY6

As soon as I saw today's topic, Something to Aspire to (2KCBWDAY6) I knew immediately what I wanted to write about. Charts.

I first attempted to knit from a chart about 9 months after I'd started knitting. It was the beautiful Tiger Eyes Lace Scarf.

This is not my scarf.

I remember it was over Christmas, I was at my parents house in the Highlands in Scotland and I had shut myself away in my room determined to master the pattern. I'd researched how to read charts and was confident but for some reason I just couldn't get to grips with it.

It may have been that I just hadn't been knitting for long enough but it was enough of an ordeal to make me avoid charts until this very day.

Now, this is becoming more of a problem. There was a pattern that I was particularly interested in recently; a crocheted bikini, but the written instructions were in Russian (I think) and the only other way I could have completed the pattern was by following the chart. Needless to say, I didn't do it.

Writing this now has inspired me a bit. I'm not usually one to sit down and accept defeat so easily. Maybe it's time for me to treat myself to some more lovely Araucania cotton and finally master this pattern.


Caffeine Girl said...

OMG, that is an amazing scarf. I think you should try it again. Charts really are OK!

Kelly Monster said...

I know, it's so gorgeous! I'm sure I'll attempt it again. I have a lot more experience under my belt now.

agirlinwinter said...

Honestly, charts are nothing to be scared of (to paraphrase Adam Ant). I used to hate them but now I prefer them to written instructions. I used a post-it under the line I'm knitting so my eye doesn't wander to the wrong line.

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