Charts or Written?
Sometimes, I knit from charts. Most of the time I like to either write a repeating pattern on notecards or a spiral thingy of index cards. Then I use my hand dandy holder that Marv made and sit them next to me, flipping through them.
All I have to do is glance, well actually turn my whole head (trifocals) at the written word and knit it. It works for me.