my first chart

I think I understand this chart but someone tell me if I'm wrong. Row 1 - *k2, p1,k1 repeat from * to last stitch k1, Row 2 - k1, *p3, k1 repeat from * to end of row. Some how this doesn't seem like it's going to end up like the pattern shown. Right now I'm just doing a swatch to see if Cascade 220 will guage out right. I've never had to read a chart before so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Scott

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timber's picture

I believe the first row is a right (public) side row and the second is wrong side. So :Row 1 - *k2, p1,k1 repeat from * to last stitch k1, Row 2 - p1, *k3, p1 repeat from * to end of row. Hope this helps.

MMario's picture

Timber has it right. (I hate charts that use the same symbol for different things on different rows)

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scottly's picture

First of all thanks guys. I'm getting it now. But MMario, all charts can't be read the same way?

MMario's picture

charts are very ,very, VERY, *VERY*, *V*E*R*Y* non-standard.

you'll even run across some in which you READ from left to right for all rows, and/or from top row down, even though "standard" is right to left for RS and lowest row first.

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scottly's picture

Is this something I can blame on women? ;)

No, No and thrice NO.

StuartWS's picture

I recently started experimenting with Knit Visualizer, which is a charting softwear for knitters. It is very well done and obviously was written by (or in VERY close consulation with) knitters. Maybe programs like this will help to standardize charting symbols, layout, formatting, etc.

BTW, that's a very nice sweater pattern, Scottly (and the model's not bad either!

Stuart

scottly's picture

Isn't it cool. It's from the new Guy-Knits. I'm hoping if I make it and wear it I'll look like him.

Scott

StuartWS's picture

Oh, Great! I'll be getting my copy soon! THis gives me something more specific to look forward to! ;-)
Stuart

steve kadel's picture

i often hope the same thing with models and patterns, but alas..i'm not that good of a knitter yet, i guess :)

we put birds on things

YarnGuy716's picture

I made that vest when the pattern originally appeared in Knitters Magazine and yes the chart is confusing. But a gauge swatch is a good way to work out the kinks and understand the pattern stitch.

I often have to cover the face of the model to decide if I really like the sweater or just the model who is wearing it. LOL

scottly's picture

Well that's the most magical rib pattern I've ever worked - nothing looks right for 4 or 5 rows and then all of a sudden there it is - I love knitting. Well I ended up doing one swatch with #8s (too small) and one in 9s which after I let it rest overnight guaged out just right. Thank you all for your help, I can't wait to get started.

Scott

Ahhh...you always remember your first