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Old 06-11-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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WIP: Progress Photos: Pinnate Cardi
You don't usually hear from me in Whatcha Knitting until something is an FO...but thought I'd share this cardigan with you since it's replacing my Agony of Defeat! (the Hey, Teach! cardigan)

This one is called the PINNATE cardigan. Don't ask me what it means or how it's pronounced.
I'm doing good to spell it right! lol

Here is a model (front) photo of it. It has the cutest cuffs, too!
Here is the Back, also very cute!

The cardigan is worked in one piece up to the armhole shaping. I don't know if I should've followed directions. It's a tricky to block a HUGE piece when they're knit like this. I'd rather block the 3 body pieces separately. They're more easily managed.

Oh well. I followed directions.

I feel like it's taking forever. The yarn is dk weight, the needle is a US6. I'm knitting forever and getting hardly anywhere.

Well at least it's coming out right, and I haven't had to tink or frog AT ALL!

Here's is my progress...I've done the 8 rows of garter border, and almost 5 repeats of the charted area, a total of 53 rows. Doesn't sound like much? Well, I cast on 280 stitches! Ouch.



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Old 06-11-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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Oh, oh. Exquisite sweater alert. That looks lovely and the FO promises to be even better. The detail on the sleeves is just right. This is really something to look forward to.
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Oh, oh. Exquisite sweater alert. That looks lovely and the FO promises to be even better. The detail on the sleeves is just right. This is really something to look forward to.
It is a wonderful design, and so far, so good. I found a few glitches in the language of the CHART KEY, but corrected them to make more sense in my Ravelry notes. The designer ove-rexplained 3 symbols...and over-explained them soooo much it confused me! Doh.

She stated what the symbol means such as: Sl1, k2T, psso and then without pausing, or using parentheses...she ran on to say Slip 1, Knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted 2 together stitch. Duh.

How would you take this sentence:

Sl1, k2t, psso, slip 1 stitch, knit the next two together, pass the slipped stitch over.

Of course, since I was using stitch markers to define the 13st charted area...I ran out of stitches! So I tinked back to the pesky symbol...and thought OH NO, NOT AGAIN! and I tinkered around a bit...then a light bulb went off and I realized that the CHART KEY explanations were over-stated, that is to say, repeated over again in the same breath like we're DUMMIES! Yeah, I felt like a dummie alright! A dummie after she got done with explaining the symbol twice in the same breath!

Oy vey.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:50 PM   #4
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Beautiful!!

Looks like they are saying the same thing just in two different ways.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Beautiful!!

Looks like they are saying the same thing just in two different ways.
Yeah you can say that again and again and again! But who does that???

Look at these two written-out KEY explanations, and tell me if you'd be stumped for a New York minute, too:

Sl2 k1, psso, slip 2 sts as for ssk, k1, pass the slipes stitches over the k1

Sl1, k2tog, psso, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the sliped sitch over the k2tog

(PS: the misspellings are courtesy of the pattern writer, too)

They are essentially the S2KP & SK2TP maneuvers over 3 stitches each. Anyone knitting this sweater is usually familiar with the technique, but if not...don't confuse things further by abbreviating it longer, and then writing it out even longer all in the same breath.

I'd consider myself fairly experienced at reading charts and chart keys...but this one takes the cake.

I guess after being licked by Hey, Teach! I'm feeling crabby at pattern writers! The designs are genius, but whoever is writing them, or translating them into writing and charts are running off the rails.

I know that designing a sweater and writing up the pattern can be two different departments. I was gonna say, two different animals....
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ArtLady, Pinnate is going to be stunning when it's finished! You do such beautiful work...
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Oh, my. It looks so perfect.
I can't wait until I'm that good. *sniff* I've a long road to travel.
Very, very lovely!!!!
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