Charts Pt.2

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 Working from charts Pt.2

[/x_text][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section][x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 45px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]When stitches start doing different things than going straight up and down, there are increases and decreases involved. Depending on how these are offset or staggered, and what type of increase or decrease is used, the direction of some of your stitches changes. Let’s have a closer look[/x_text][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section][x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 45px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_image type=”none” src=”http://owlcatdesigns.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_0008.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_image type=”none” src=”http://owlcatdesigns.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/k2tog-simple.png” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/x_column][/x_row][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]Here you can see little holes (the yarn overs) and to the right what looks like a column of knit stitches but at a decided angle to the right. The background is stockinette (the columns of knit stitches that run straight up)
and the slanted row that leans to the right, those are k2tog, followed by a yo.[/x_text][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]On a chart, this is what one of those slanted rows looks like. Pretty similar, no?
Remebering to read the chart right to left, you know the pattern here involves k2tog, yo with a number of knit stitches before and after that.[/x_text][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section][x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 45px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_image type=”none” src=”http://owlcatdesigns.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_0003.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_image type=”none” src=”http://owlcatdesigns.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ssk-simple.png” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/x_column][/x_row][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]This swatch shows a very similar pattern, but this time the column of knit stitches slants to the left. The directional decrease shown here is a ssk, or slip, slip, knit. So the stitches get turned (by slipping them one at a time) and then knit together through the back, in effect reversing and mirroring the decrease we looked at above.[/x_text][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]On a chart, this is what one of those slanted rows looks like. The slanted lines on the chart are decreases, and you can see the same slant as in the stitches in the swatch to the left.[/x_text][/x_column][/x_row][/x_section][x_section style=”margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 45px 0px 45px 0px; “][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_image type=”none” src=”http://owlcatdesigns.flywheelsites.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/k2tog-repeat-b.png” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/x_column][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]Most of the time, when you are working from a chart, there will also be a visible border to tell you which stitches need to be repeated.
Most knitted things are not just 10 stitches wide after all, unless you are making a broomstick cozy!
In the example chart to the left here, you are looking at a chart with a k2tog, yo combo again, but this time the chart tells you that you need to work the stitches within the blue border multiple times.[/x_text][/x_column][/x_row][x_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=”” style=”margin: 0px auto 0px auto; padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_column bg_color=”” type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px; “][x_text]
You find the same thing in your written patterns in a variety of ways:
Often there will be
(round brackets) or
[Square ones]
or it will say something like * repeat from * to last 4 sts.

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Please download the file below and work through the exercises on the wroksheet to follow along the rest of this tutorial

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Download Worksheet 1

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