How do you read Japanese knitting patterns?

What is Japanese style knitting?

Unlike the western use of written instructions, the Japanese use symbols and graphs for all of their knitting and crochet patterns. This means that their patterns can be read universally with no language barriers.

How do you follow a fairisle chart?

How to Read a Fair Isle Chart

  1. The first row of the chart shows the first right-side row of your knitting and is worked from right to left. …
  2. For repeating patterns, the chart shows only one or two repeats and indicates where you begin and end the chart for the piece you’re working on.
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