How to read charts

Learn how to read charts with Wool and the Gang

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Learn how to read knitting charts, a really useful skill to know, especially as you take on more and more advanced projects. This video gives you the tools needed to follow charts.

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Charts are a great way of showing motifs or patterns, such as cables, lace or colourwork.


Each small rectangle represents a stitch.


The chart key tells you what the symbols in the retangles mean.


Each row of the chart represents one row of knitting.


Right-side rows are read from right to left.


Wrong-side rows are read from left to right.

This is how you do it

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