When I am chart knitting, I find that if the chart is in between uncharted territory, it’s easy to get a little lost. For instance, The Heart Hat has two repeats of the same chart, but there are a number of stitches in the middle of both charts that aren’t charted (for space reasons on the printed pattern/.pdf).
This little trick is especially helpful when you are building a design – you can easily follow the increased stitches if you place markers at the widest part of your chart. So, if a chart is spread out over 20 stitches, you would put one marker before the first stitch, and one marker after the last stitch.
And now keeping track of where you’re going is easy:
And yep! I am working on another baby hat pattern.