This notation started as a personal thing, so that I could keep track of my experiments with different stitches.
However, the old version was starting to confuse even me,
plus I thought that I could do a communication tool that might help others, too.
So below is the notation that I developed, then revised (with help from the community).
And I’ve since revised it again (on 3-5-12).
And I’m editing it again now, in February, 2013. (This includes some nonstandard terminology for wrap overs, because I found no clear source for a standard.)
…And I’ll be continuing to revise it until I find things clear.
The return chain at the top can rotate forward and back, as you can see here.
So I’ve named my yarn bars as if the vertical ones were standing straight
and the “TopKnot” of the chain is on the top.
Shorthand for Instructions:
Yarn Bars and Spaces:
The new set of hook stroke pictures:
You can find the old version of the hook strokes at: