Knit Picks Warm Pallet Sampler

So, I finally got my Warm Pallet Sampler with the included pattern for a knit bag. I really like the pattern; however, a bag like that and my style of dress don't quite mix. So, I was thinking about modifying the pattern and maybe make it into a pillow or something. Ugghh! I started reading the pattern directions and they must be written in Kilgon or some other alien tongue. Way above my current pattern reading skills. WTF, isn't there a way to write these things in our common vernacular? Oh well, at least the yarn is really nice.


MMario's picture

And waste the years we've put in learning the arcane and esoteric terms, language and symbols of our mystic art?

Patterns written in a language anyone can understand? that would rip away the veils of secrecy and talent we kntters wrap about ourselves?

Are you crazy?

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

fuzzed's picture

There is work being done to standardize knitting terms and patterns, and it's being modeled after the XML markup language. What this will do is help give a consistent terminology no matter who designs the pattern, and will also allow those who prefer charts over written instructions to be able to easily generate a chart. Of course, patterns will have to be rewritten to take advantage of this, so I don't know how that's going to go. You can read about it at their website,