View Full Version : A Mirrored Chart for knitted Shawl
03-30-2010, 09:17 AM
I want to join Ravelry's 10 Shawls for 2010. I came across a shawl I love but one chart is only for the right side. How do I create a mirror image? I am going to scan the chart and flip the image? Will I need to alter increase and decrease stitches? Do all stitches remain the same?
Any help is appreciated, thanks!:aww:
03-30-2010, 10:30 AM
No don't flip it, you just knit from left to right instead, do the decs opposite. If there's a / you do a \ and vice versa. Sometimes they're the same as if you start from the beginning of the row again. I've done them that way when I didn't realize it was supposed to be a 'mirror' pattern and they turned out fine. Don't forget the K1 in the center st.
03-30-2010, 11:07 AM
It's hard to say without knowing the pattern.
Usually when you are only given the chart for one side it is one of two cases.
A) The chart if for a complete panel and you just work it twice **as charted**
B) the chart is actually a half chart and you work it right to left, and then back again left to right. - normally reversing the right decrease to left decreases and left decreases to right decreases.
Occasionally you will get a half chart that needs to be worked, mirrorred and then the whole process repeated.
03-30-2010, 02:51 PM
Thanks Guys! I'll give the pattern a try.:thumbsup: