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Celine 03-02-2006 04:49 PM

Fair Isle
:D I just got all my yarns from Knit Picks to make those beautiful socks that are on the cover of their current issue....the "Tulip and Gingham" ones.

I have a question :?? ....when I work from a colored pattern and on a purling row do I read the chart from LEFT to right???

Do you mark it somehow so you remember? I think I'd have to do that somehow or I know I'll "forget". Thanks so much! :XX: :XX:

witis1 03-02-2006 05:16 PM


I tend to make a photocopy for me, and then write the row number on the side of the row that I start from - so if the first row was a knit row, and that's number one, and I'm reading the chart from right to left, the little number (1) goes on the right side of the chart! Then, the purl rows or WS rows will get even numbers 2,4,6 and so on written on the lefthand side. As I go, I know that I'm always starting from the numbered side of the chart.

Ingrid 03-02-2006 06:02 PM

I usually use post it notes to block off everything above the row I'm working on. Helps to keep track.

mks22300 03-03-2006 07:38 PM

You don't need to do that if you're working in the round though, do you (read it right to left then left to right?). I have a hat planned for the near future that will be my first Fair Isle attempt.

Ingrid 03-03-2006 07:48 PM

In the round, you always read right to left.

mks22300 03-04-2006 03:28 AM

Thanks Ingrid! I thought so, but thought it best to double check. :D

Ingrid 03-04-2006 09:37 AM

Those are incredible socks--make sure you share pictures!

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