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Old 02-19-2007, 09:14 AM   #1
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Ok, it's late here and I seem to be having a brain fog, so while i ponder this problem in my sleep, i thought I would also pose the question to you guys, in case any of you are clearer headed and will provide clarity for me upon waking (if I don't).

Here is my question. If I have a chart for a lace/cable whatever pattern, and it's been made for, lets say, a cuff down sock, or a neck down sweater, etc, but i want to make toe up or waist up instead, do i need to do anything to the chart. Like, and this is prolly ludicrous, turn it upside down. Or do I read from the top instead, which doesn't seem like it would work to me. Or do i have to remake the chart? Or do i just use it as is, but this would result in an upside down pattern, i'm sure.

Like i said, i'm a little tired, and everytime i get 2 steps into thinking this through, everything just blurrs out in my mind

I hope i haven't asked the dumbest question on earth.

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Old 02-19-2007, 09:32 AM   #2
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Well , I think that if you are working the chart from the toe up instead of the cuff to toe (witch it is written for ) Then I would work the chart from the bottom up .

exaple : Say the chart is 15 rows . I would work row 15 first and row 1 as the last row. Keeping the chart upright not turned upside down.

But then again if the chart pattern is a simple repeat , where as the last and first rows are same , then it shouldn't matter , I guess . Not really sure since I haven't worked that many charted patterns ...the ones that I have done , I wrote out .
Those darn charts hurt my eyes.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:07 AM   #3
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I've turned charts upside down to work sleeves from the top down rather than the bottom up, but that was color.

If the pattern looks significantly different upside down/rightside up, I'd probably do a small piece upside down and see if any of the decreases and such would mess up.
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