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Old 10-15-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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Fair Isle Question.
Ive a tiny amount of fair aisle knitting but the pattern I worked on came with a legend telling me what the symbols meant. I want to knit this little purse after watching the video but I have no idea what the x's o's and - means and what do the blank boxes mean? Can anyone help? Thanks
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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The empty boxes are your background color. The X's are one contrasting color, and the O's are another contrasting color.
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I always take an X and O chart, and color it in..

use colored pencils (my favorite) or color hi-lighters (that you can see through), or even water color paint or water color markers (again, like hi lighters, clear color)--regular markers are too opaque. (for my taste--but you might like them)

i like pencils, cause they come in the largest range of colors, and i like to use colors close to the actual yarn color..

make a key for your self if needed -if the pattern has 3 shades of blue, i often make Lt blue, grey, dark blue--instead of straining with Lt, medium and dark pencil colors.

this preplaning pays off.. an hour spent fixing up the chart often is many hours saved (from frogging)
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