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Stacey14
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Posted - 08/09/2005 :  11:27:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Stacey14's Homepage Send Stacey14 a Private Message
I'm working on "hope" from Rowan 29 that a friend gave me and am wondering if all the Rowan charts don't include lines to grid out the stitches?? I got so confused with the cable symbols and how many stitches are above it, etc. I went along with a pencil and made my own grid....also, you start in the lower right corner of the chart, correct, and go R to L, then row 2 would be L to R?

My head is swimming....

:) Stacey

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scubagirl1966
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Posted - 08/09/2005 :  11:44:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit scubagirl1966's Homepage Send scubagirl1966 a Private Message
Usually row 1 of a chart is read R to left - row 2 left to right

I usually write a few rows of the pattern out in "normal" form

k2 p3 kinda thing

the ws rows of a cabled sweater are usually easy - you knit the last rows purls and purl the last rows knits

once you have a couple of rows set you should be able to wizz thro`

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if it`s worth doing .. it`s worth doing over the top - Freddie Mercury
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ozknitter
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Posted - 08/09/2005 :  8:55:12 PM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message
Hi,

I always find Rowan Charts extremely well written and couldn't wish for better.

Knit in peace and harmony.


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Stacey14
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Posted - 08/10/2005 :  05:02:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Stacey14's Homepage Send Stacey14 a Private Message
I found that making the chart into a graph type chart (just making lines in it to make boxes) helped tons - now I can see how many stitches are in a blank space! This is my first chart (probalby not the best choice) but I figure dive in full force and learn a bunch of new stuff at once! I'm also doing the cable without a cable needle for the first time too! But, I figure when it's done I will have many valuable new skills.

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