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Old 06-09-2010, 01:54 AM   #5
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Pattern adaptations...

I'm in the midst of putting together a book about designing your own cotton knits for the kitchen and I can tell you for sure - there is no one definitive way to write a pattern.

Any designer will tend to gravitate towards their favorite or most comfortable method of putting a knitted piece, and its pattern, together.

In fact, I've even "invented" a couple of new ways to write patterns, ways that I find much easier to use than most of the printed patterns I've seen. That will all be in the book, but still, it's a matter of choice.

So if you see a way to customize a pattern to a style YOU like and can work more easily with, believe me when I tell you that you're not breaking any cosmic knitting laws by re-writing it to suit your own convenience!

Go for it and happy knitting!

In progress - designing, knitting and writing a knitting book, "Design Your Own Gourmet Kitchen Cloths and Accessories".
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