I absolutely love knitting from a chart, especially lace. The chart gives me such a good idea of what the knitting should look like that I can very quickly "memorize" the pattern.
It's not exactly memorize but more recognize how the stitches and shapes should fit together. I feel like I read somewhere that story tellers in days of yore (y'know, a long time ago) would have words or rhythms that would trigger the next line or stanza. That's how charted lace is for me.
Once again, I'm using Classic Elite Yarns' Canyon, a cotton/alpaca blend and it's lovely. I do find that I split the yarn sometimes, the plies are a little loose, but it's easily fixed and I don't find that the loose ply "hangs out" like other splitty-ply yarns I've used.
I'm prototyping a loose-fitting, oversized and asymmetrical sweater that will be made with only three pieces and a border or two knitted on. Then comes pattern writing and a release. One day I'll come up with that one pattern that is just "it" and I'll be famous. #FingersCrossed
Oh, and thanks to @ellocrafting for the warm welcome to Ello!