writing a pattern
I was wondering how you would write this - looking for the most comprehensible, yet simplest way...
my pattern (shawl) has 4 basic rows
row 1 and 3 has a specific sequence that is repeated
row 2 and 4 are simply purls
I am going to write that all the even rows are purls... but its the repeat rows that I need help with
the pattern looks something like this (there are a few starter rows and then the lace begins)
row 1: k, yo, *lace pattern*, k, *lace*, yo, k
row 3: k, yo, *lace*, k3, *lace*, yo, k
each time the lace repeat is increased by 1
so the row 1-4 you simply knit as is
row 5-8 you repeat the lace twice
row 9-12 you repeat the lace 3 times
so how would i write this?
would i write *lace* rep once (or twice or three times) each row?
or could I write 2(lace), 3(lace)? this one is more mathematical - make me think of my calculus days, but i don't know if it would be translated with all knitters
or could I just write a note at the beginning of the pattern saying that an additional repeat is added every 4 rows?
I'm Amy... AC1OZ