Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Do you know this symbol from Eesti labakindad

hopefully one of you will know this.   There is a knitted cuff on page 173 and it has a black square with a white square to the right.  It has what I think off as a 1x1 right cable cross bracket. Is this just a regular cable or is it k1tbl of 2nd stitch, k first stitch regular and the take both stitches off the left needle?  It describes it as vikkel braid to the right.   The cuff is in one color as far as I can tell.  Thanks for your help

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

#206 Charted

There has been some interest in #206 so I charted it using standard American symbols.  The original stitch pattern suggests 2 purls stitches at the very end of your repeats to mirror the 2 at the beginning (followed by 2 knit stitches in the same place on the wrong side row)


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Thanks for all the interest and supportive comments.  I would like to work on this design some more.  Maybe going triangular or crescent shaped is not the best choice.  I bought an ebook recently called
Shaping Shawls by Anna Dalvi .  I think I will take a look at it and see if I am inspired.  I don't really want a rectanglar shape but that may be the easiest to use with this stitch pattern.  Thanks for all your suggestions.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Swatching for a Shawl

I've been swatching for a new shawl design. It's based on an Estonian stitch pattern. I just have to figure out how to get the gradual curve I'm looking for and how/where to insert partial repeats at the sides. I am also trying to find a compatible edging.  It needs to be simple because this stitch pattern is more complex.  Here is the initial swatch:

Saturday, August 6, 2011

2 into 2 knitted swatch (star stitch)

Well, I can't really tell the difference between the two.  I like the look of the 2><2 on the bottom but the 2)(2 on the top seemed easier to knit.  It could be the color of my yarn, the way I blocked it or some other variable that doesn't lend itself to defining the stitch very well.  If I can find my white lace weight yarn, I'll knit it on bigger needles and in a lighter color.  Did anyone knit a swatch they would like me to post?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

2)(2 or star stitch

I talked with Sharon at lace group the other night about how to knit this stitch.  She said you can either k2tog thru the front loop and then k2tog tbl (do both before removing from the left hand needle) OR you can k2tog tbl first and then k2tog tfl and remove from left needle to right needle.  Either way will give you a star but they will be the mirror image of each other.  I will try to swatch this and post it so you can see the difference.  Right now, I have to get ready to go work out with my trainer so I don't turn into a couch potato doing all this knitting (lol)

Ok, I'm back.  Here is a sample for us to swatch to illustrate the 2 into 2 stitches or star stitches.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

213 preliminary chart

Well, I did a trial run using a charting program called Stitchmastery Knitting Chart Editor.  The chart has a few bugs in it, like a few extra symbols in the key that I'm having trouble deleting.  Also, disregard the wrong side descriptions of the stitches in the key.  Wrong side (even numbered) rows are knitted.  I'd appreciate someone looking at it and telling me if there are any glaring errors.  I will try to test knit it this week.  The even rows are all knit stitches except when you come to the 2)(2 stitches.  Here is how I THINK the stitch is made:  2)(2 STITCH OR STAR STITCH   I'm going to have to swatch it and see but if you have done this stitch before, please leave comments.
Re: the nupps.  I think 7 stitch nupps usually look a little nicer than 5 but I'd love to hear opinions.  And I'd love to hear experiences with k2tog and ssk and then making a nupp into that stitch (the stitches that look like a / or \ with a little nupp symbol on the top of them).  Please join in the discussion.  Ask questions, leave comments.  Hopefully, you can click on the chart image and it will pop up into a larger view.  I have my fingers crossed.