It appears that patterns need to be made more easy to understand. For a person who does not know what all the different words or symbols mean it can be a mine field and quite frightening. I wonder how many people have taken one look at a pattern and said, “NO!”
It is because of this that I am endeavouring to do patterns in a long format, which means that I put alot into words that people understand, or english. This extends a pattern to a long 9 pages, but if that means that one can understand, then I think that it is a good thing and certainly great for the knitter.
With this in mind, I have started to write my patterns with boxes at the end of rows so thatthe knitter can tick the box when the row is completed, this way you always know where you are in the pattern. All the words are simple and with instructions for each item, and tables that show the instructions in a easy format, still with the boxes to check off.
I would be interested if there are any people who find certain parts of a pattern hard to understand so that these also can be added into our list of fixing. Horrah I hear you all shouting, scanning the latest magazine trying to find what you want to change. You did? Great send it to me or make a comment here I would LOVE to hear what they are.