Before You Begin
Step 1 - Identify important elements in your pattern that need to be tracked. For a project like a sweater, you may need to know where you are in several different stitch charts/motifs and where you are in shaping elements like necklines or sleeve insets.
Step 2 - Decide how you are going to keep track of each element. It may be a matter of making tick marks in your pattern notes, or you may prefer to use a row/rnd counter or some sort of physical chart guide. Occasionally, you may need to use more than one type of progress keeper.
Step 3 - Start knitting!
- row/rnd counter
- magnetic board
- paper, sticky notes, cardstock
Tracking Your Progress in Complex Knitting Patterns
Ready to try these tips in a pattern? The Wallflower Sweater Pattern shown in this lesson has videos to help you learn more about:
- The Importance of Swatching
- Tracking Progress in Complex Knitting Patterns
- Open Bar Increase (a.k.a. Open Make 1 Increase)
- Decrease Slant and Stitch Charts - 3 Helpful Tips
- Smocked, or Tied, Stitches
- Dividing the Body and Casting On Underarm Stitches for Top Down Sweaters
- Picking Up Underarm Stitches for a Gap Free Sleeve
- Suspended Bind Off (Purlwise)