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Increasing Within Charts

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Working from charts seems to cause the most joy and consternation for knitters. We here at KW are fully on Team Chart. I would never consider knitting anything but the most straightforward and basic lace or cable pattern without a chart, and see no reason whatsoever to ever work stranded patterns without one. If something terrible were to happen to me tomorrow, my epitaph would most likely read Here Lies Kate. She Loved the Oxford Comma, Videos of Corgi Puppies, and Charts.

We teach charts a lot in classes, and try to provide as much support as possible in our patterns if they include charts. Since a lot of our designs feature either colorwork or cable motifs, a lot of the designs also have charts. Many also incorporate integrated increases and decreases into the pattern. This means that while working from the chart, increases (or decreases) are worked within the stitch pattern to shape the piece.

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