Knitting, Dogs and Life on the High Plains

Wednesday, January 18, 2006
A Few People Asked.....

Edited to add: In case you couldn't guess, this is the Barbara Walker version of the lace, not the Elann mistake version.

I had charted out the English Mesh lace the other day when I started my shawl so I could see the rate of increase to pattern repeats.

I don't have any fancy charting software (although after this exercise I am SO tempted to buy Stitch and Motif maker!) and I HATE trying to use fonts in a word processor or spread sheet, so it's scratched out by hand on a piece of graph paper.

Its ugly, but it works for me. It's the first (right) half of the shawl, the first 40 rows.

Keep in mind that there are other ways of placing the lace in the chart. I chose to cast on 22 stitches and have 11 sts in each half at the start instead of the 24/12 Elann specified. Someone wrote yesterday on the AWVLS knitalong list that they cast on 26/13. They modified their stitch count for the same reason I did, so that the plain knit stitches on either side of the pattern would be symmetrical.

The way I did it, I only have one pattern repeat for the first few rows, I think the other way, with 26 sts, you'd get in two repeats. Either way is just as good as the other.

I also chose to add in new pattern repeats any time I had six stitches available AND was getting ready to do pattern row 2 or 6. You could choose to add in a new pattern repeat on any pattern row, or only on pattern row 2. The choice is yours!

Click on the ugly little image below to get the full (ugly) chart.



Anne at 12:39 PM        
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30. Fletcher
Noro Transitions


29. Rosedale
Patons SWS


28. Forecast
Cascade Quatro


27. Lady Eleanor (again)
Patons SWS


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Karabella Marble


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Dale Baby Ull


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Artyarns Regal Silk, Silk Mohair


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DB Cashmerino Chunky


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BS Cotton Fleece


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Lavold Sily Wool


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Nashua Kim


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KP Alpaca Cloud


18. Log Cabin Blanket
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Opal Petticoat


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CTH Possum Lace



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Malabrigo


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Zephyr



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LL Shepherd Sock



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BS Naturespun Worsted


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HaindPaintedYarn.com lace


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Rowan Kidsilk Haze



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Starmore Campion


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America's Alpaca


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Misti Alpaca Lace


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