Monday, March 5, 2012
Are you a pattern chart person or an instruction person?
I used to think I was more of a written pattern instruction person…I especially find charts confusing when I'm doing knitted cables. For some oddball reason, I find written instructions (C4F, C4B, T3F, etc.) easier to comprehend.
I think the opposite is true with crocheting, though. For the 2012 Waverly for Bernat Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along, I've been printing out both the written pattern and the chart. All I can say is, THANK GOD FOR THE CHART!!! The past two clues have been extremely confusing, and I think I would have been sunk without the charts. Clue #3, in particular, is beyond inexplicable, what with needing to chain 7 and then doubling back, and then going forward, chaining 7, doubling back--on and on around in a circle. When I just read the pattern, I almost broke out into a spontaneous migraine. When I checked the chart, it all became clear.
Post Script...I found it was easier to do all the motifs up to the part where you break the yarn FIRST. That way, I got that weird "doubling-back" section out of the way!