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1  Phildar Patterns in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by mew on: June 25, 2004 01:10:53 AM
I just received my copy of Phildar Tendances Printemps 2004, and I've been drooling over patterns for a day.

Even though I could've ordered it with an English insert, I decided just to get it in French from the company itself. It was cheaper to order it (with shipping), than to get the version with the insert. And the shipping from France to Canada only took a week.

I was really impressed with the the patterns actually. Each piece of a garment is generally segmented out into further pieces, denoted by little symbols - for example, in a back piece with ribbing at the bottom, one symbol would be the heading for the ribbing, another for the waist decreases.. etc. To me it just seems logical to break things down that way, and it makes it easier to track where you are in a pattern.

It's rather easy to get the hang of the patterns, once you get over the nuances, like how they write down shaping/decreases/increases... that baffled me for a day. They're written along the lines of "Cast off on each edge: every 2 rows 2x1 sts, 2x3 sts, every 4 rows 1x1 st"

There are so many things I want to make in this book!
Though I need to puzzle out some more instructions for some of the patterns a little more.  Grin

Tonight I just began working on a sleeve for the cowl pattern below, which goes along really quickly since every second row is an elongated stitch (knitted 3 times the row before, then the extra loops dropped)



Although it's not in Phildar Eponge, but in a salvaged wool/angora/nylon blend I unravelled from a thrift store sweater  Smiley
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