A Biochemist's Knitting Perspective
madam, thou art genius :D
WOULD YOU HAVE WRITTEN DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO READ THE GRAPH ETC PLUS IM MLEFT HANDED
I'm a right handed knitter and my knit stitches always go from right to left across the row.These charts are meant for colorwork knitting, either stranded or intarsia depending on your preference. The way you follow the chart depends on the type of project you're using. If you're knitting a bottom up hat (cast on at the brim and then work up to the crown) then you would knit stitches of the indicated color following the chart from right to left on the RS rows starting with the bottom rows. If you're making a top down project (eg. starting at the crown of the hat) then you would follow the charts starting at the top row and work down. I personally will print the chart and flip it upside down so I can still work the bottom row of the chart first.Some people incorporate these charts into their knitting through embroidery or duplicate stitches after the base knitting has been completed. It is really a matter of personal preference. I hope this quick off the cuff explanation helped a bit. I would be happy to answer more specific questions.