Pattern is a written or graphed depiction of a project. Written patterns used knitting terminology to guide you towards a finished item. They are often broken up into sections to give the instructions more structure and make it easier to follow. They might also contain graphs for lace, cable and/or colour work. Graphs are made with knitting symbols on a grid. Each line on a grid represents a row/round. The lines are read differently from regular reading. If knitting back and forth in rows odd lines are read right to left and even lines are read left to right. If knitting in a round you will read every line from right to left.