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Jan 29, 2013 00:51:43   #
swampygirl
 
I've been looking around at knitting graphs and they seem to vary a lot.
Does anyone know of an International knitting symbol key?
I have this knitting graph but no key.
On it, it has a diamond symbol but I can't find what it represents.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Thx x


 
Jan 29, 2013 01:03:20   #
minniemo
 
Hi there Swampygirl, Normally the designer lists on the pattern explaining what their particular graph symbols denote. So if its not there on the pattern I would contact the source to ask them?
Jan 29, 2013 01:46:22   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/35875029.png

According to this link, your diamond is purl through the back loop. Try it! It might even be right!

I had to enlarge it on my monitor to be able to read it, but I don't know how to enlarge it for uploading. Sorry.
Verena Knitting Abbreviations and Symbols
Verena Knitting  Abbreviations and Symbols...
Jan 29, 2013 02:03:42   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
 
What a lovely pattern and a great list of abbreviations.... Sure wish there was just one sest of symbols that was used by all patternmakers. It would make life so much easier.....
Jan 29, 2013 02:13:15   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Dreamweaver wrote:
What a lovely pattern and a great list of abbreviations.... Sure wish there was just one sest of symbols that was used by all patternmakers. It would make life so much easier.....
And yarn sizes that weren't variable and that were uniformly sized across the continents, and knitting needles that were also invariable across the ages ...
Metric will be a step in the right direction, but nothing will 'vanish' the older needles from circulation. It's not like old currency; there's no 'bank' that'll swap your old, irregularly sized ones for the new version.:( Besides, the good old US of A is far more conservative than one might imagine. No one wants to re-machine their factories to metric, and no one wants to give up their old, tried-and-true methods. It'll take until our great-grandchildren are great-grand parents them selves before such changes will have taken place ... if then.
Jan 29, 2013 02:39:17   #
swampygirl
 
Thank you for taking the time to upload the chart.

If I can work out the graph, I'll try it out, I'll see what purl tbl looks like in relation to the picture.

I googled the page you uploaded for me, so if anyone else wants it, they're welcome to click on the link.

http://www.verenaknitting.com/pdf/Abbrev&Symbol.pdf

x
 
Jan 29, 2013 04:40:11   #
realsilvergirl
 
Bookmarked for future ref!
Jan 29, 2013 19:01:43   #
Dreamweaver (a regular here)
 
And i have just learned that the Addi Click needles come with their own guage, since they are not standard. that would really drive me crazy.... I do like the 3 system for yarn... to at least have us all talking the same language.... but not all companies use it....
Jan 29, 2013 22:57:43   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Dreamweaver wrote:
And i have just learned that the Addi Click needles come with their own guage, since they are not standard. that would really drive me crazy.... I do like the 3 system for yarn... to at least have us all talking the same language.... but not all companies use it....
:shock: :?: WTF?!! Addi Clicks have non-standard sizing? Why? They had been on my wish-list; not any more. Oh, well ... more $ for yarn! :-D

It's all well and good that some yarn makers are using the Craft Yarn Council's Standard Yarn Weight System, but it's still true that not all yarn labeled as #4 is equal. If it's from a different spinner (major manufacturer or micro), or one is very light and the other very dark (dye stuff has measurable mass!), there are probably differences in actual measured yarn thicknesses. Trust your swatching, nothing else!
Jan 30, 2013 07:53:46   #
emmatonoose
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/35875029.png

According to this link, your diamond is purl through the back loop. Try it! It might even be right!

I had to enlarge it on my monitor to be able to read it, but I don't know how to enlarge it for uploading. Sorry.


Here's a link to the pdf version- you can enlarge and print from there

http://www.verenaknitting.com/pdf/Abbrev&Symbol.pdf
Jan 30, 2013 08:51:41   #
cabingirl2006
 
All links above tell me page can not be found
 
Jan 30, 2013 09:13:25   #
Ronie
 
cabingirl2006 wrote:
All links above tell me page can not be found


maybe you need to try again.. they worked for me... its PDF and mine went straight to my Adobe... its how I save my knitting information..

Thanks for the links I wish all pattern makers used those symbols for cables... it would be so much easier to understand.. but then I have not seen a lot of patterns that have charted cables so maybe they do..LOL
mostly what I have seen was more of a slash going through several blocks at a diagonal..
Jan 30, 2013 09:18:56   #
mirl56 (a regular here)
 
For the triangle sign to be a purl tbl makes sense with all the purl (black dots) around it.

Just in case that doesn't work, see if you can find another pattern by the same designer to see if the pattern includes a chart w/key and that symbol.
Jan 30, 2013 10:57:25   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
swampygirl wrote:
I've been looking around at knitting graphs and they seem to vary a lot.
Does anyone know of an International knitting symbol key?
I have this knitting graph but no key.
On it, it has a diamond symbol but I can't find what it represents.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Thx x


That diamond may be a purl through the back loop... but in looking at the sweater it appears to me to look more like a bobble of some kind.
Jan 30, 2013 14:46:33   #
AuntB41
 
Having recently finished the Learn to knit lace workshop with Dragonfly Lace, I also use some colored hiliters to help me sort and mark stitches on my pattern. I also use same hiliters to mark rows in alternating colors and colored stitch markers to mark repeats of pattern. Hope this can help some ome.
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