Writing your own knitting patterns isn't hard and shouldn't be intimidating. It's a skill that every knitter (hand or machine) must have.

This quick tutorial covers calculating the stitches and rows for a simple hat. It can be used for scarves, blankets or any square or rectangular piece.

Pattern writing may not be your cup of tea, but don't be left in the dark about how it's done.

Pencil and Paper charting Intro
Pencil and Paper Part 1
Pencil and Paper Part 2
Pencil and Paper Part 3