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« on: October 02, 2010 10:52:52 AM »

I have a dress for my dd in my head that I want to knit. I've done lots of research on different techniques, and different patterns to get ideas. I've knitted one swatch and am going to knit at least one more in a different size needle(s). I've done sketches. I know I'll need to do a graph for the colorwork. I just can't decide if I should try to write out a pattern before or do it after.

Do you write out a pattern first? Or do you start knitting and see what happens?
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010 12:31:37 PM »

I start knitting and go from there. It does help to write down as you go though, so you can recreate it later. If you change a section, cross out those notes and replace them with the sts that worked.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010 05:19:33 AM »

It depends on what I'm doing. Sometimes I'll alter an existing pattern and write the changes on the pattern. Other times if I'm making something from scratch I'll write out a basic idea and fill it in/alter it as I go along. Or I'll bust out the cheap-o acrylic, knit something up and then go back and write down the pattern because if I need to reference back to what I've made the stitches are easier to see.
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