You will need
  • Any yarn, knitting needles appropriate for the yarn thickness, the scissors, the scheme for knitting.
Carefully review the diagram and memorize the symbols that are found there. Almost always they are printed together on the same diagram in a footnote, that at any moment it was possible to see if forget.

In most magazines and books signs of the hinges and techniques are the same. But still, every time it is necessary to clarify the meaning of all icons.
A schema is like a book, so learn how to read it. But the rules of reading schemes exactly opposite to the rule of reading ordinary books. Namely, the reading circuit from right to left and from bottom to top. If the schema specifies each row, then odd are read from right to left and even numbered (wrong) left - to-right.
How to learn to knit diagrams
Now look at the numbering of the rows in the schema. Usually diagram shows only facial series. And purl rows are knitted according to the scheme is exactly the opposite. When promazyvanie purl row, just duplicate all the bottom loops: if the loop falls on the front – knit the front, purl – purl promazyvaya. Usually the note is negotiated, how to knit purl rows. Sometimes, it depends on the pattern, every number. Then it will be specified in the scheme.
Next, be clear about what is rapport. The scheme you are given not on all the loops of the row, and only one complete fragment of the pattern. Here is the finished piece and rapport. It can also be called a module pattern. It is you duplicated the width and length of the knitting. In a note to the diagram always shows the number of loops in a rapport. You will need to calculate the number of complete rapport will fit on your canvas.
How to learn to knit diagrams
The scheme of knitting are very simple, such as "gum" when you just alternate front and purl. There are more complicated – simple or openwork braids. For a start, should not be taken too intricate. Start with the basics.