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« on: August 28, 2007 06:51:36 PM »

I don't understand the chart in figure c
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_5311852,00.html
What I don't understand is what are the numbers for on the top of the chart?
I understand the written instructions and then figure b is the chart for row by row. So it's my belief you start as they say and for each row you follow chart b, doing rows of a solid color or rows of intarsia mapped out in figure c. But figure c has me confused, I don't know what the numbers mean at the top of the chart and don't see any explanation to them. I don't understand why there are sections clumped together but separated either lie the chart goes A D A B A C AA....why 2 A sections?

I wanted to try this out as I saw the book and love some of the designs in it but I don't want to purchase it if I am never going to be able to figure out the instructions Sad
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007 01:01:18 AM »

I would guess that the numbers above are the stitches and the amount varies depending on the size you are making...

as for why there are two A sections next to each other. search me! no idea.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007 05:17:00 AM »

The numbers on the top are stitch counts - a bigger skirt requires more stitches, so for a bigger size you use one of the numbers in the parenthesis. The problem is that they only give you one number of cast on stitches - 114. They usually say "Cast on 114 (124, 134) or something like that.


So if it says

Code:
  3   5   6   8    3(4,5)  7
  A   C   D   B      C      A

Then you knit 3 stitches of A, 5 of C, and so on. The reason A is next to A is so that there's one big section of A at the back of the skirt, I guess.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2007 09:28:45 AM »

Ok going to try it and see if it works out. It does only give one cast on instruction so I am not sure then if these numbers are increases for the hip area maybe? The skirt is worked top down. I'll have to swatch it and see if I can figure it out BUT today I have meetings all day and all night OF COURSE and my mind will instead be on when can I go sit down and try this!
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