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Old 12-10-2005, 09:37 PM   #31
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Thanks so much :D !!
I promise that this is the 1st pattern that I used a chart 100%. What I did was go to kinkos & enlarge the chart & the abbr. key so that it was @ the ready when needed, too. I then highlighted the knit rows & left purl rows white, with an arrow pointing to it bc I needed to start reading the pattern from left to right on the purl row....I then keep track of the row with a magnetic strip. I didn't think I was going to be able to read the chart...if I can do it...u can do it
Oh yeah, I also counted the sts & wrote them down on the chart so that I wouldn't have to count with each repeat.
I took a picture of the chart that I am using after enlarging it..does this help?

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Old 12-11-2005, 12:30 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by DotMom61

Shayla --

It's knit in two parts and then they're either sewn or grafted together in the middle. This assures that you don't have upside-down leaves on one side of the scarf. Pretty cool, eh?
ahhhh ok thanks!

I can't tell the difference of the blocking either. But it still looks great to me1
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Old 12-11-2005, 04:35 PM   #33
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:D LOL, thanks...I promise the 1st blocking was flatter & I took the pins away and repostioned one 1/2 and it allowed some of the 3Dness to remain...had I left it as it was, I think it would have been too flat & I wouldn't have liked it..I get to be kinda hinky about the details :rofling:
vcuchica931, I'm sorry that I didn't respond to your question about the 2 parts, I am rather goofy @ times & read things and it just leaks out of my brain....
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:23 PM   #34
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Thanks for showing us what u did to understand the chart better. I am going to print this out and see if I can make sense of it. It is probably easier than I am making it out to be. I did the same thing when I wanted to do the ruffles scarf from that book. After reading over and over and over again I still didn't get it. I left it alone for a few months then said let me just try it. I wanted to slap myself after I realized how easy that pattern was. Thanks again. After all of my holiday knits, I'm going to knit this for myself.


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Old 12-12-2005, 01:07 PM   #35
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YAY Shima, I am so happy to have helped! I think we all do the thing where we look @ a pattern & say we can't do it and come back to it later...for example...I did it with this one and it's easy!
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Old 12-16-2005, 01:50 PM   #36
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My scarf is all done, as u know & I finally got around to seaming it together...I'm afraid that my 1st half was cast on too tightly & the seaming was a bit of a chore, but, it's done!

I then changed to size 6 addi's and knit the same pattern for the hat 'brim' or 'band' or whatever it's called using just 1/2 of the pattern so that the leaves are going in one direction & seamed it together so that the leaves formed @ the end will be tacked onto the St st portion of the hat when it is finished (later today, I hope!). I should have been finished long ago, but haven't been knitting much. I will post photos when I'm done
Oh, and i have the leaf design picked out for the cuff edge of the fingerless gloves (love, love these, they are working very well with my crutches...YAY!) and I need to finish all of this to take on vacation
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Old 12-16-2005, 07:01 PM   #37
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That scarf literally made my jaw drop, Rebecca! It is beautiful!

That chart, however, scares me...I don't know if I'm a "knit using a chart" kind of person...but then again, I guess, as with anything regarding a pattern, just go row by row by row, right?
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That chart scared the bejeebers out of me too, but by the time you're through your first pattern repeat you're all good. It just takes a little while to memorize what all the little symbols mean :rollseyes:
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Knitting with a chart is the best!! A little symbol can take the place of all the wordy directions, so I find it's so much easier to keep my place. The sweater I'm knitting for my daughter is written out. I made a chart so I could knit from that. Having to read, "slip two stitches from needle and hold in front, knit two stitches, knit two from cable needle" was reduced to a line across four stitches.

If you use post its or a magnetic board to keep track, it's a breeze, plus you can make sure you're in the right place because you can see what stitch should be below the one you're working. It reminds me of color by number.
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Old 12-16-2005, 09:21 PM   #40
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Rebecca that is so beautiful! I hope to make stuff as beautiful as you some day :D
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