I am a new knitter.. check my blog :) I am in the middle of carding and spinning fibre to finish my official "first project", a ribbed scarf in Moorit, Alpaca and Angora. Meantime I ordered and received my new KP Harmony option needles and couldn't wait to try them so hunted for something easy to try. I kept coming back to MMarios Faux Spanish lace shawl, possibly one of the most knitted pieces on MWK :) It's a breeze, simple pattern you can memorise and watch tv whilst doing. (Thanks Mmarios). It just grows and grows and looks fab.. not bad for just my second piece of knitting ever :) I will take photos and add to my blog when it is finished.
Anyway I took a look at other lace type stuff and all these weirdo charts. From this site I found reference to Herbert Niebling ( Queerjoe thanks) and did some surfing on him. I downloaded a chart from a tip off on Ravelry from Doilyhead on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/doilyhead/ No idea what anything means aarrgghh !
Firstly are there any good tutorials for chart knitting on the internet ?
I also found this site with a free pattern http://www.heirloom-knitting.co.uk/offers/free_birds_eye_pattern.pdf the only thing I dont understand on this chart are the two diagonal lines in opposing directions on the same line. It simply states kint two together but should it be by different methods with regard to the direction of slant and if they are on a front or back side row? Any help appreciated.
I have learned to knit solely from www.knittinghelp.com these guys deserve a medal.. so much information, superbly presented in an easy to follow way AND it's FREE ! restores your faith in human nature.. well done guys !