Sunday, January 15, 2006

Zigging and Zagging

FLAK Part 2 ("Meet the Cables")

Here is my 100-stitch swatch (before blocking) for FLAK. Initially I kept loosing my place when trying to keep track of where I was in the repeats of the individual cables (some were 2 row repeats, some were 4 row repeats, some were 12 row repeats, etc). Sometimes I "zigged" when I should have "zagged" (see braid cable on lower left of swatch).



I decided to take the time to graph out all the repeats to 12 rows. This helped tremendously. I also placed the pattern on a cookie sheet and used a magnetic bar to keep track of which row I was on.

Here is the 100-stitch swatch after blocking.

The horseshoe group came out to be just about 5 1/2 " and the braid group 5". The filler stitch stayed about the same as the first swatch.

Now on to Part 3 ("Let's Knit Some Saddles").

3 comments:

saleknitter said...

Thanks for the advice. I'm trying to stack the pics of the smaller cables up to the twelth row but for some reason it's not working. I am working in Word. Do you know of any way to accomplish what you did in word. Thanks.

FugueStateKnits said...

Terri - it looks lovely! Thanks for the advice - cannot wait to try that myself because I got mixed up on this swatch as well:)

What part of MD are you in?

Joan G, Ellicott City, MD

The Kitties' Mom said...

what is that pretty filler stitch? It really blends well with the cables - looks as though it's a cable itself.

Thanks