Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-21-2009, 04:18 PM   #11
AngieLanigan
Knitting the Flap
 
AngieLanigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 298
Thanks: 134
Thanked 86 Times in 74 Posts
ArtLady, you amaze me! That looks so complicated, seriously! I have no clue how to read a chart. I like it all spelled out for me LOL
__________________
~Angie
Wife, mom, scrapper, sewer, photographer... and knitter!



AngieLanigan is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 04-21-2009, 04:20 PM   #12
DQ
Working the Gusset
 
DQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Merseyside, UK
Posts: 1,277
Thanks: 541
Thanked 286 Times in 254 Posts
I was a little but I did Emanelle - http://gettingpurlywithit.wordpress....oves/emanelle/

and found it quite easy!
__________________
DQknits on
DQ is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DQ For This Useful Post:
cindycactus (04-30-2009)
Old 04-21-2009, 04:36 PM   #13
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,467
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,891 Times in 3,012 Posts
Originally Posted by AngieLanigan View Post
ArtLady, you amaze me! That looks so complicated, seriously! I have no clue how to read a chart. I like it all spelled out for me LOL
Thanks, Angie!

The charts are read from right to left on the RS rows (usually odd numbered rows)...and from left to right for the even-numbered WS rows.

Usually, WS "resting" rows are just telling you to purl the purls and knit the knits. (unless it is lacework, in which both sides are usually 'working' rows)

I cross-stitch too. Charts for cross-stitch are showing the BIG PICTURE of stitch placement.

Charts for knitting are a line-by-line development. Bottom up...line by line...the boxes correspond to a stitch, and the "DNA" for each stitch is revealed in the KEY!

The good thing about the RS 'working' rows from a chart is that your stitches on the needle present themselves from right moving to the left, too, just as the RS chart rows do. And the RS rows from a chart are usually the 'busy' rows, or 'working rows' as Elsebeth Lavold calls them. WS rows are usually 'resting rows'...nothin' going on except to knit the knits and purl the purls as they present themselves.
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 12:06 AM   #14
pinktoque
Ribbing the Cuff
 
pinktoque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Calgary, AB Canada
Posts: 81
Thanks: 22
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to pinktoque Send a message via AIM to pinktoque Send a message via MSN to pinktoque Send a message via Yahoo to pinktoque
holy cow, those charts and color coding makes me scared of cables again, LOL!!!
__________________

http://craftblog.pinktoque.com
I knit under my desk at work.

KER+ Exp+ SPM->+ KP++@ Bam+(+) Wool+(+) Cot+(+) Syn+(+) Stash(+) Scale+ Fin-> Ent? FI-> Int? Tex-> Lace-> Felt+ Flat Circ++ DPN+ ML+ Swatch- KIP++ Blog+++ FO+ WIP(+) GaugeW++ ALTCr++Sw+(+)
pinktoque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009, 12:20 AM   #15
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,467
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,891 Times in 3,012 Posts
Originally Posted by pinktoque View Post
holy cow, those charts and color coding makes me scared of cables again, LOL!!!
Well, those cables were part of the charts for THIS COAT:
(this is the BACK)


Most cable work is more like this:


Or this:


Or this:


But even for the most complicated charts, by the time you have studied the characters from your KEY, and color coded them...and then color coded the corresponding characters within the chart...you really KNOW YOUR CHART well. Then it's just the matter of working it, line by line by line.

It isn't as hard as you think!

The 'homework' makes the chart much clearer to you, and in the end, easier to work with no mistakes!

Be of good courage my fellow knitter!
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ArtLady1981 For This Useful Post:
pinktoque (04-23-2009)
Old 04-23-2009, 01:32 PM   #16
pinktoque
Ribbing the Cuff
 
pinktoque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Calgary, AB Canada
Posts: 81
Thanks: 22
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to pinktoque Send a message via AIM to pinktoque Send a message via MSN to pinktoque Send a message via Yahoo to pinktoque
I'll try -- you sure do beautiful work I hope to get working with cables soon. I'll take is slow and simple and work my way up.
__________________

http://craftblog.pinktoque.com
I knit under my desk at work.

KER+ Exp+ SPM->+ KP++@ Bam+(+) Wool+(+) Cot+(+) Syn+(+) Stash(+) Scale+ Fin-> Ent? FI-> Int? Tex-> Lace-> Felt+ Flat Circ++ DPN+ ML+ Swatch- KIP++ Blog+++ FO+ WIP(+) GaugeW++ ALTCr++Sw+(+)
pinktoque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2009, 03:58 PM   #17
blessedtosew
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 218
Thanks: 0
Thanked 69 Times in 64 Posts
That scarf is beautiful. I am about to try and make Star Crossed Slouchy Beret. It will be my first cable project.
blessedtosew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2009, 08:10 PM   #18
Mary2335
Casting On
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Yup, cables are just stitches that trade places on the needles!
Very easy, especially with the use of charts!

Color coding the charts helps IMMENSELY!

Each individual 'symbol' is colored the same.
No mistakes about what gets crossed, and when!


Color code the KEY first, then translate that color coding to your chart.
It helps to make an enlarged copy of the chart in the first place.

On my partial chart (seen above) you will notice that I also wrote in little numbers that tell me if the cable involves 3, 4, 5, or 6 stitches! This also prevents errors.

Cuz doubling back to fit mis-crossed cables is a PITA.

Here is an (partial) example of a KEY that has been color-coded:
A million thanks to you -- patterns are kind of a nightmare for me, and your color coding method will help me immensely!
Mary2335 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2009, 09:15 PM   #19
blessedtosew
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 218
Thanks: 0
Thanked 69 Times in 64 Posts
That is so good to hear because I am about to start my first cable project.
blessedtosew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 06:58 AM   #20
WandaT
Instepping Out
 
WandaT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,033
Thanks: 293
Thanked 1,479 Times in 1,441 Posts
I'm not so good with charts yet either. But the Palindrome scarf was my first cable project and I, too, was amazed at how easy it was!!! You'll love it! ArtLady your projects always amaze me. I think I've said before that I wanna be you when I grow up. LOL Wow!!!
__________________

Wanda T
My Blog
My Ravelry
WandaT is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to WandaT For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (04-30-2009)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reversible Cables / double sided - bought Power Cables hyperactive General Knitting 1 08-08-2010 12:46 PM
Scared DQ The Lounge 41 05-09-2008 05:49 PM
I Just Scared Myself Knitting_Guy The Lounge 25 12-07-2007 01:59 AM
I'm so scared candy How-to Questions 31 02-21-2007 04:36 PM
Scared to try Cables Yogamommi General Knitting 19 02-09-2006 03:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:38 PM.