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").


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.