After reading post after post with someone (including myself) having problems with pattern directions, wouldn't it make more sense if NO abbreviations were used. If you mean that you should "increase"-write the word "increase" and not make up your own abbreviations. Which is what it appears to me that every designer does. Or you need to go to the website that has every abbreviation and hope that no one invented a new one. I know that this would take up more space, but if it helps one understand the pattern better wouldn't it be worth it???????? What do you think??