Blind and low-vision knitters get very frustrated with charts. Our screen readers don’t read them and it’s difficult to get them translated. There are lots of patterns with very simple charts that never get knitted just because they are in chart form.
We are very blessed to have people willing to translate the charts of free online patterns into written instructions for the benefit of visually impaired knitters. This page is a compilation of their efforts. Below is a pdf for each pattern. It contains only the text form of the chart or charts along with a link to the original pattern.
If you are interested in volunteering to translate charts, or if you are a visually impaired person who needs a specific chart in text form, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you use any of these charts, please take a moment to write a quick thank you in the comments section. The volunteers will be happy to know that all their hard work is appreciated.
|Pattern||Pattern Location||Written Chart Download|
|Fine Feathers||Paid Pattern||Translated Chart|
|Durrow||Free Pattern||Translated chart|
|Nutkins||Free Pattern||Translated Chart|
|Moon and Stars||Free Pattern||Translated Chart|
A very special thank you to the following designers who have graciously allowed us to provide text versions of their charts. Please visit their blogs and check out their other designs.