This is an SOS – I am having so much trouble with this pattern as it decreases – thankfully I have been using lifelines as I complete a set but it is driving me nuts & so slow!  I am 2/3 of the way through the first 1/4 of the blanket which means I have another 3/4 to go once this one is finished.  Does anyone know of an easy way to chart a few hundred stitches onto a graph?  Would love some advise!

I started charting it using Excel but it starts with 289 stitches and I was finding it really hard because I couldn’t see all the stitches – should I keep persisting with this or try something else?

My knitting mojo is fading fast (but that may also be this seemingly unrelenting heat….).