Let's recap that pattern:
- Thread Colors: 1
- Needles: 1
- Divisions: 10
Here is a pattern diagram of what was sewn; can you understand or read it based upon what was sewn?
A) First, you can see that there are 10 divisions
B) The one in the circle and the arrow indicate where to start and in what direction to stitch
C) The stitching begins at division line 1
D) The colored line not indicates the color use
E) Since there are no other lines, arrows, or numbers this pattern is sewn, around and around until the threads fill in all the spaces.
Yes, this is a simple pattern but now look at this pattern below, from one of the Japanese books I have. Yes, this is a very complex pattern. The book that this came from is ALL patterns and almost NO descriptions, not even in Japanese!
I have NOT sewn this and each time I look at it I understand a bit more. This pattern uses 6 colors and the patter is sewn from left to right AND right to left. It also appears to interweave the threads which requires at least 2 needles, each with a thread. This implies that after each round with one needle/thread, the other needle thread is used - this can be seen in how the green sections cross.
Some day, this pattern will be shown in a tutorial