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foldedbird
03-01-2005, 09:06 AM
*doing a little jig*

I figured out how to follow a chart. Miso Happy! I'm putting a little seed stitch heart from SnB 1 in a purse for my daughter (pattern from knitting for dummies, everyday bag). It's turning out pretty cute so far.

Denise

LauraT
03-01-2005, 02:14 PM
Being a native Texan, I understand "hot dang" and I can picture you doin' that jig with needles in hand!!

Congratulations and I hope to join you next year - after I learn sock knitting!

Way to go, Denise!

amy
03-01-2005, 03:38 PM
Congrats, Denise!

Hmmm, chart reading.... Gotta add that to the videos-to-shoot list!
;)

Amy

foldedbird
03-01-2005, 05:44 PM
hehe Amy...that's one mighty long list you have there.

amy
03-01-2005, 05:47 PM
:roll: Tell me about it! And it's just going to get longer, because the next priority is do work on the DVD....

Did I say I was working on a book? Hopefully by late spring I'll have some time!!!

Amy

foldedbird
03-01-2005, 05:58 PM
*perk* DVD? oOOOooohhh. Won't you need some, um official, "testers" for the DVD? To like, make sure all the instructions make sense and stuff?? That's a really important thing. :D

amy
03-01-2005, 05:59 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: You are such a hoot. If I do need a "tester," I'll know who to call! ;)

Amy

foldedbird
03-01-2005, 06:00 PM
Got my phone number?

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-01-2005, 10:45 PM
VOLUNTEERING FOR QUALITY CONTROL SPECIALIST!!!!!!

feministmama
03-01-2005, 10:50 PM
Congrats, Denise!

Hmmm, chart reading.... Gotta add that to the videos-to-shoot list!
;)

Amy

Cool. I am SO lost when it comes to chart reading.

oshnpashn
03-02-2005, 04:06 AM
Wow, totally impressed here!! Not gonna go the chart way for a while :?

foldedbird
03-02-2005, 04:30 AM
Too late, I called it :P

fem, it might help you to either write out what the chart is calling for or say it outloud to yourself as you're doing each row...

for example i have a row that looks something like this

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ X __ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Row 1
23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Key: __ or _ for knit stitches
X for purl stitches

Row 1, I read the chart from right to left so I start with stitch 1 of Row 1.

I knit all of the dashes (they are only pictured different sizes here so the row lines up) until I get to stitch 12. That's an X, so I know I need to purl it. And then I'll knit the rest of my dashes and I'm done.

On Row 2, you might see something like this.
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ X __ X __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 R2

Key: R2- Row 2
__ for knit stitches*** see below, important!
X for purl stitches*** see below, important!

On row 2, I read from left to right this time. Since I'm on the other side of the fabric, and this is pattern is worked in stockinette, I need to maintain the integrity of the stockinette pattern, so my stitches will be reversed now. I'll PURL the knit stitches and KNIT the purl stitches. In other words:

P P P P P P P P P P K P K P P P P P P P P P P
23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01

This looks a little funky, but if you remember that the only thing you're really changing here is the knit stitches, and purling just like you would if you were on Row 2 of a stockinette stitch.

When it's time to go to row 3, you read from right to left again, and "knit the knits" and "purl the purls".

On the patterns, it doesn't usually tell you when to switch from knit to purl or have different symbols.

Hope this helps!