If you're leveling up from brand new beginner to advanced beginner or intermediate, download and read this guide before you hop into your first kit with a counted pattern.
The beauty of kumihimo is how many different unique designs can be made just by stringing up different colors or types of beads of the different warps. Once you introduce counted patterns, where different colors or types of beads are strung in a specific pattern on each warp, then the possibilities are nearly endless!
-Rebecca Ann Combs
The Understanding the Braid Structure and Reading a Counted Pattern is a free downloadable PDF. Nothing will be shipped to you. You'll have access to the download after you checkout. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open the file.
©Rebecca Ann Combs