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Nov 18, 2018 18:49:58   #
Irene P wrote:
The pattern has 16 stitches. If I counted correctly (via the picture), it is 15 rows of the stockinette stitch with 4 rows of the garter stitch. A stitch at the beginning and end of the pattern is maintained as the garter stitch. The sequence of the garter stitch is split halfway on one section so the garter stitch staggers for each section. Hope this helps.

Thanks for the reply Irene, you have really got me thinking now! Can I ask for a bit more detail please. Looking at the row count at the bottom of the graph do I treat stitch 1 and stitch 16 as the anchor garter stitches (both plain stitches) but I'm not sure what you mean by four rows of garter stitch as I understand garter stitch to be all plain or all purl stitches.
Nov 18, 2018 18:43:41   #
sockit2me wrote:
Try making those vertical garter stitch stripes two stitches wide instead of just one. That will create a more visible division.

I will try this in a swatch as that might be just the definition that I need to make this work. Thank you.
Nov 18, 2018 18:38:31   #
I will try this in a swatch as that might be just the definition that I need to make this work. Thank you.
Nov 18, 2018 18:37:25   #
Oh I should have said that I reversed the stitches on the return/wrong side or row two of the pattern as I was doing it as a flat piece of knitting. Yes I did work that out!
Nov 18, 2018 18:21:17   #
As a flat piece of knitting
Nov 18, 2018 18:18:54   #
Ahh! Like a goose I undid my first attempt before i took a photo of it. I will have to do it again and take a photo.
Nov 18, 2018 18:03:47   #
I'm sure some experienced KPer can help me to recreate this pattern.

I was searching for an 'interesting' pattern to use on the front of a jumper/sweater I wanted to knit, and found an image of one I liked as shown below. There was no pattern but it did include a graph (again as shown). It seemed simple enough, the vertical lines 'l' indicating plain stitches and the horizontal '-' indicating a purl stitch. However my attempt did not create the very distinct separation line or gutter between the 'blocks' of knitting. I am using 8 ply or DK yarn and am wondering if the example shown was knitted in a thicker yarn which made the dividing 'lines' more distinct.

Is there perhaps any other technique that would create a more distinct line between the blocks of knitting that some one might be able to recommend? The contrasting lines of horizontal purl stitches worked well and I really liked them but I could not recreate the vertical dividing lines effectively.

I shall be most interested to see if any one can come up with an answer or solution - nothing like having access to a huge reservoir of knitting knowledge and experience that is KP!

Oct 13, 2018 21:30:55   #
ADW55 wrote:
The first thing that came to my mind is how Disgo would love this sweater.
You have really captured the heart of the Cowichan Indian work, your choice of colours
are wonderful, your stitching looks marvelous.

Are you sure you want to send it to your daughter, it looks great on you.

Thank you so much, a commendation from a Canadian is high praise indeed. We have been fortunate enough to visit the beautiful area of Squamish BC several times and I was fascinated by the culture of the First Nation People and how the stylized figures of their culture have been incorporated into the community. My grand children's school building, when viewed from the air, is in the shape of a mighty eagle. You might like to see the first Cowichan jacket I attempted - a Christmas gift for my grandson last year. This was a practice run before I attempted his mother's jacket. Squamish titles itself as the Bald Eagle capital as the eagles come (in season) to feast on the salmon, so I had to attempt an eagle figure on the jacket. My grandson was pretty happy with his jacket.

Oct 12, 2018 02:20:01   #
MrsMurdog wrote:
Very pretty. I am working on one now. The back was completed by my husband's aunt. I have the fronts done and am working on the sleeves. It is done with yarn the aunt had purchased which is acrylic held double strands. Will post when finished.

Do you have any clues for putting in the zipper?

Please check later post, somehow I messed up my first reply to you.
Oct 12, 2018 02:17:23   #
This reply is for MrsMurdog. sorry somehow I didn't get the reply correct to her post.

I think this was the most frustrating part! After experimenting I picked up the stitches all along the front edge and knitted a couple of rows, then cast off on the knit row so I had a little ridge. I used the cast off edge to line up along the side of the zipper teeth and then tacked/basted into place by hand. I then used my zipper foot on my sewing machine and carefully stitched the zipper onto the knitted band. I then stitched by hand the edge part of the zip (furthest from the teeth) so the zip sat flat. You end up with two seams along the entire length. Worked quite well.

I had no luck trying to attach the zip to the raw edge of the jacket, but got there with this method. Hope this helps and good luck. Look forward to seeing the end product
Oct 12, 2018 02:07:20   #
Took a break from knitting 'useful' things for the family and indulged in a little Relaxation Knitting. A couple of cushions - not sure what I'll do with them yet, but great fun reading charts, counting stitches and weaving threads.

Oct 11, 2018 23:54:13   #
This was definitely a 'labour of love', but worth all the effort I think. My daughter is living in British Columbia and wanted a traditional Cowichan jacket for the coming cold weather. I had to adapt a 'traditional' pattern using the wool (yarn) that I was able to access here in Australia. It would have doubled the cost of the jacket to bring in the traditional Buffalowool and then send the finished product back again! So, with thanks to Bendigo Woolen Mills here in Australia, I came up with a substitute wool.

Then I had to use a pattern for the 12ply (chunky) wool I purchased and create the Cowichan pattern by transposing from the original Buffalo Wool 'traditional' pattern. Whew! But I love a challenge so stuck to it. I probably knitted at least TWO jackets by the time I frogged all the mistakes, got the lengths right and worked out the correct tension. Not as thick as 'the real thing', but should be warm enough. A couple of photos of me wearing the jacket. PS My daughter is smaller than me, so it should hang a little looser around the hips!

Apr 4, 2018 08:04:57   #
Well I hope that the competition is a little more 'conventional' than the recent horrid test series in South Africa. Cricket lovers in Australia are still reeling from the terrible fall from grace of our elite so called 'sports men'. You wouldn't believe the level of public anger and disappointment expressed in the media over the last week. It would be a surprise if any of the three players involved ever played another game of cricket. I feel so sorry for their families and friends (and actually for the players themselves as they will have to live with the consequences of their actions for a very long time!). However, you enjoy the upcoming games - we get all the scores and updates in our sporting news so we know what is going on almost as well as you do - thanks to the many thousand of cricket loving Indians who live here now!
Jan 23, 2018 21:57:26   #
run4fittness wrote:
The thing I don't like about them being on the side seams is they are so far back and harder to reach. I like them more towards the center between the side seam and front center.

Yes I like the 'mid' pocket placement as well as it makes it easier to reach. The pockets are really only for emergency situations where you need to free up your hands for a while!
Jan 23, 2018 19:24:33   #
knit4ES wrote:
You might do well to read the reviews on this pattern
It may be on Ravelry too....

Thank you knit4ES, I sent you a reply (but forgot to include this comment) so it is further down the feed. clever you for recognising the pattern and checking the reviews.
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