For the time being, I am calling this pattern construction method the Neo-Norsk method. I took elements of three different styles: (1) Narrative, (2), the old Norwegian abbreviated table & column format that I grew up with, and (3) pictorial/schematic.
I built this example based on pattern instructions for the back only of the free Damenjacke, Modell 434/2 by Junghans-Wolle. Here are pictures of the original two-page pattern 434/2.
Below are my redraw of the schematic and the instructions I wrote for the back only, modernizing the old Norwegian pattern instruction writing method. On both, I incorporated instructions/drawings for all five sizes. You will note I put check marks in circles in the far left column. They mark the rows where I have added comments to help the less experienced knitter check that her work.
What do YOU think? (By the way, not everybody I’ve showed this to likes it! It’s a work in progress, and I appreciate input. 🙂 )