New Pattern: Hemingford lace sleeve sweater
Tip of the week: Catching a dropped stitch

Tip of the week: Write out a line of pattern to decode it

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Did you know you read code?

Knitting patterns are coded instructions on how to do something - a programme for our hands. But between abbreviations, brackets and repeats, sometimes our code breaking skills can let us down.

If that happens, just  grab a pen and paper and write out the line you are stuck on in full, stitch-by-stitch, and it will start to make sense.

As with so many things with knitting, just take your time.