How to Read an Intarsia Chart
With intarsia knitting, each color area has its own strand of yarn waiting, perhaps on a bobbin. Charts for intarsia patterns generally don’t show patterns in repeats. The entire design, whether it’s a single rose or a city skyline, is charted. A large intarsia pattern may take a page or more to display.
Follow an intarsia chart just like any other:
Start at the bottom right corner and work to the left on the first row, changing yarns as the pattern indicates.
Work the next (WS) row from left to right.
Use a magnetic board and strip to help you keep your place. Or grab a willing friend to sit with you and read the chart aloud — “3 red, 12 blue, 7 green . . .” — while you knit.
You can use this intarsia chart for practice.