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Old 01-02-2007, 01:03 PM   #1
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Need some chart translation tips!
I want to translate a pattern I'm about to start into a chart, but I don't know what all the common abbreviations/symbols for things are. Where could I find a chart or pictionary of them?

The stitches I need are typical K, P, K2tog, SSK, CF and CB, and possibly some P2tog or tbl, etc.

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Old 01-02-2007, 01:10 PM   #2
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This should be enough to get you started. If it's not enough, google 'knitting chart symbols' and you'll come up with more.
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:27 PM   #3
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Thanks, those are a great start. That's actually what I came up with when I googled for it earlier. I guess it's just the purling through the back loop I'm missing...but I rechecked my pattern and I'm not even sure I need it. :-D
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How 'bout here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...ons_explained/

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I'm looking more for the symbols so I can chart something out. I think I've got it all covered now except for cables : Should the cable symbol take up five squares if it's a five stitch cable? Or should it just be the one....and which way do I know how to slant it? hehehe...it might be easier to just wright "CF5" in the middle of my chart.


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Yeah, if it's 5 stitches, it should cover 5 squares. RE: slant, I don't know...my brain's not working well enough to figure it out! LOL--I totally WOULD write CF5!!

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I've often made up symbols for charts--as long as I understand it, who cares?
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