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Old 05-18-2006, 02:05 PM   #1
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Charting
Recently I read a post here about charting...

someone here charted every single stitch in the pattern, and said that it was tedious, but worth it!!

I've searched and searched....cant' find that post..(why dont' I save these things???)

It wasn't the Christmas stocking post....if that's a help at all....sigh...
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:32 PM   #2
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I can't find it, either!
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:36 PM   #3
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I've done that, but I don't remember if I posted about it. In fact, if I do anything that has a pattern stitch written out, I make a chart. I find them so much easier to work with.
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somebody posted a picture of theirs, if that helps?

I really think I'm going to have to chart this tank, once i get it figured out, so I can mark off the rows. I'm doing!!
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:41 PM   #5
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Doesn't ring a bell, but if you want suggestions on how to do it, feel free.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:50 PM   #6
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yes please!!!

would you do it by hand? I think doing it on the puter would be MORE tedious, but much easier to read...
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I've done it both ways. I have a program that allows you to make charts, but I find a pencil and graph paper easier, somehow--I don't have to work within the confines of the computer's symbols and can make up ones that are meaningful to me.

I just go from right to left on the chart, pencil in hand, and use one box for each stitch. For stockinette I leave the boxes blank, and I know that the front in knit and the back in purled. For cables I draw a slash over the number of stitches it takes in the direction the cable will go. YO's are a circle, and if there is a part that has a variety of knits and purls, I write k and p in the boxes.

Any other decreases or increases, I either use a symbol that other charts have used or make up one that's relevant to me and make a little key.

The thing to remember, though is that when you chart out something like a k2tog, you put that symbol in one box, since you chart what you end up with, not what you used to get there.

That's why a yo has it's own box, even though it doesn't use a stitch. Even a double or triple decreases ends up with one stitch, so the symbol takes up one box.
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Old 05-18-2006, 03:08 PM   #8
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most most helpful!!!! thank you very much...the part about the decreases in one box is invaluable!!!
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hi heather. is this the post you're looking for? rebecca was kind enough to include a link to her chart pic, she's the second to last reply. ~ valerie
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Nope....lol...the mystery continues!!!

this was actually a screen shot of the masterpiece.

wonder if I dreamt it.......
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