Picot Dot Shawl - a beginning
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The pattern, like all others, gives directions for the stitch rows. The sections have labels: S, A, B, SR, BR. Sounds easy enough, but then the sections are repeated periodically. The pattern contained a check list of knitting rows and pattern rows. I pulled out my highlighters and went to work marking the yarn color placement and prepared a set of handy flip cards with the stitch pattern for each row: i.e. S1, S2, S3, S4, etc. The cards and checklist will keep me on track without constantly referring to the pattern itself.
It looks and sounds complicated, but it really isn't, thanks to the handy checklist. Now, that I have everything prepared and have a clear understanding of the pattern, I can begin knitting.
Do you read the entire pattern before beginning a new project?