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Sep 1, 2013 08:14:53   #
deercreek
 
I just started this shaw. I am using worsted weight sky blue and it's kinda confusing. ( Me not being ) a chart person. Has anyone else done this it's on raverly using berroco inca gold.
 
Sep 1, 2013 08:19:29   #
fatkitty
 
Which bit are you having a problem with?
Sep 1, 2013 08:22:14   #
deercreek
 
Just the starting. I get confused when it end with knit 4 then it starts with purl 4, so confusing. All I have ever used was written. But I really like so I am hoping to get it done by Christmas.
Sep 1, 2013 08:36:57   #
dachsmom (a regular here)
 
Row 1 chart ends with 4 purls, then knit 2 (your border). Row 2, (border stitches knit 2, then chart starts with 4 knits. This gives you the alternating ridges
Sep 1, 2013 08:38:23   #
MEknitter
 
The pattern has a 2-stitch garter stitch border. According to the directions, you start and end by knitting 2 - those stitches aren't charted. The section outlined in red is repeated twice in each row. Hope this helps.
Sep 1, 2013 08:39:17   #
jinx (a regular here)
 
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTkinetic.html
That is a very nice looking pattern. I think you will have to pay strict attention to just knitting to follow the chart.
You end the first row with P4, turn around to start row 2 with a K4. Right side rows are read right to left and wrong side rows are read left to right. All rows start and end with a K2 border which is not shown on the chart.
 
Sep 1, 2013 08:42:04   #
laceandbits
 
As the pattern consists of blocks of stocking stitch/reverse stocking stitch then you'll often have knit stitches on one row being worked as purl stitches on the return.

Make sure that you read the chart right to left on the RS rows, and left to right on the WS rows. However you may find that the pattern changes only happen on RS rows in which case the WS ROWS would be knit or purl to match what's on the needle and you won't need to follow the chart.
Sep 1, 2013 08:45:49   #
fatkitty
 
Ok, charts can be very confusing and I confess to sometimes writing them out as I find it easier.
As I read it you cast on the 82 stitches and k2 for the edge. I generally put markers at the edges so I know if I've gone wrong in the row, so I would:

K2 place marker then do the first 42 stitches from the chart, reading from right to left, you should have 38 stitches left on your needle. You then repeat the first row again from the red line so stitches 7 to 42 which is 36 stitches then place marker and k2 for the edge.

Row 2 : k2 for the edge, slip the marker, do the 42 stitches reading left to right on row 2. So stitches 42 to 1 then repeat again from 42 to the red line slip the marker k2 for the edge.

Then you keep going following the chart reading all odd rows right to left and all even rows left to right.

Hope that all makes sense , if not I'm sure others will be able to explain it better. Good luck, it looks lovely
Sep 1, 2013 10:55:56   #
laceandbits
 
Sorry to disagree with you fatkitty, but on the return row, don't you have to do the 36 stitches of the repeat before you do the 42 stitch bit, otherwise the odd 6 stitches won't be over where they were on the first row.

Seems to me it would have been much easier to just have simply designed the scarf 6 stitches narrower so it was 2 repeats plus borders
Sep 1, 2013 11:57:30   #
MEknitter
 
I think you're right, laceandbits. On the wrong side, the repeats should be done first, then the remaining stitches, then the K2.
Sep 1, 2013 18:03:13   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
that is a pretty shawl, look forward to seeing your finished project.
 
Sep 2, 2013 05:50:56   #
fatkitty
 
laceandbits wrote:
Sorry to disagree with you fatkitty, but on the return row, don't you have to do the 36 stitches of the repeat before you do the 42 stitch bit, otherwise the odd 6 stitches won't be over where they were on the first row.

Seems to me it would have been much easier to just have simply designed the scarf 6 stitches narrower so it was 2 repeats plus borders


Ooops my mistake, you are right! I should have looked closer at the pattern, sorry. You would think they would put a note just to point that out. I probably would have picked that up had I been knitting it but for people new to charts (and dumbos like me) it would be helpful to know in advance. I think I would just do it without those extra stitches anyway and maybe put 3 stitches each side for the border so it's not too much narrower.
Sep 2, 2013 10:06:40   #
socksaholic
 
Beautiful pattern, but I see sock legs instead of a shawl, Pattern has a 36 stitch repeat which doubled is 72, perfect for socks. Only draw back is the pattern suggests blocking to open up the pattern, but don't you think stretched on a leg would open it up enough?
Sep 2, 2013 10:28:21   #
Munchn (a regular here)
 
This question with your avitar is perfect, fatkitty. It needs to go on the TV. The little guy's facial expression is begging this question.
fatkitty wrote:
Which bit are you having a problem with?
:-D :-D :-D
Sep 3, 2013 05:39:26   #
fatkitty
 
Munchn wrote:
This question with your avitar is perfect, fatkitty. It needs to go on the TV. The little guy's facial expression is begging this question. :-D :-D :-D


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