So, I am going to try a new Weekly post, Monday Musings. On Monday you can look forward to lessons, tidbits, helpful hints, or a "research gathering" post. This time is more "research gathering" in focus, but I promise you, I'll go more in depth on the topic in a few weeks (once I've compiled the research ;) )
This week, I want to know how you feel about schematics. My last post on the review of Sherlock Knits got me thinking about schematics, especially since the ones that I saw in that book were very crisp, clean, uncluttered, but didn't feature a whole lot of measurements. I recently released a new cardigan pattern and putting together the schematics for the pattern was one of the more difficult parts of the whole process, because I was including every measurement that was included in the piece. My schematic definitely looked a lot more cluttered, and I don't think would have worked as a hand drawn piece either (which I am really loving).
So, I wanted to hear about what you want/like/need/look for in a schematic. I encourage you to look over your knitting patterns and books, and please share what helps you when trying to decide on a size. Do you even use schematics? Or, even better, do you know how to use schematics? What measurements do you absolutely have to have in a schematic. Do you prefer a schematic where there are lots of arrows pointing to where the measurements go, or do you prefer a more "chart style", where each part has a letter, and then you can find a chart of what measurements match that section.
See, there is a lot to think about when considering a schematic. I want to make sure that you are getting the information you need and that your knitting is an enjoyable experience for you, not one that frustrates you.
And if you are reading this going, what's a schematic? Let me know that as well. I'm planning on putting together a "Learning Schematics" post for an upcoming Monday Musings.
Talk to you soon,