First time charting

I love Malabrigo yarn. It’s soft and squishy and the color is always beautiful. I made my first pair of socks in Malabrigo. They were soft and warm and the beautiful, fluffy loftiness of the yarn found me wearing holes into the bottoms of the socks long before I expected.

After knitting the socks—but before getting the holes—I purchased one skein of worsted Malabrigo in a beautiful purple color. One skein. What could I do with one skein? Because I wasn’t going to make another pair of socks and it might be kinda short for a scarf.

Digging around Ravelry, I came across 198 yds. of Heaven. This worsted-weight shawlette should use only one skein of the Malabrigo (approximately 210 yards). It is also a charted pattern. Something I haven’t ever done before.

This year one of my goals is to learn to read charts. Because I am going to make I am _ _ _ _ Socked socks. Sometime this year. No matter what. But to do that, I have to read a chart. Which means I have to learn how to read a chart.

198 yds. of Heaven should be a good pattern to learn charting. This pattern has two different sets of charts, the body and the edge. It also has those sections written out by rows, which is something I am very familiar with. Because, well, it’s all I’ve done so far. This is almost like the pattern has a life line. So this winter, I plan to have a brand new lacy Malabrigo shawlette in all it’s purple-y goodness!

What’s your favorite charted pattern?

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