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Topic: the "Yank Out My Hair" scarf  (Read 774 times)
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« on: February 05, 2011 07:03:18 PM »

Okay, so this is probably a really dumb situation, but I'm about to break my needles lol

I've never done any two color knitting other than changing for rows...

So I wanted to do a POLICE LINE style scarf, but the wording is different.  So I have the letter charted out, which "blocks" are a yellow stitch and which will be black for the letter.

And just fyi, I've started this scarf three or four times so far, getting about 20 rows in and starting over because I've messed something up.

ANYWAYS, I have the first letter, Z, all planned.  And I start the letter on the RS...get about halfway through and my letter is backwards.  ARGH.  If I would see through the floats on my WS, my letter would be perfect.  Fricky frick frick...I've been racking my brain as to how this was even possible lol...logic is failing me right now Tongue

Any help would be appreciated.  As I said, I've never done two colors in a pattern, or worked a chart before, so I'm sure it's just my newbie-ness here. 
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011 04:42:15 PM »

If I am understanding your situation here right the problem may be the way you are reading the chart.  Usually on charts the bottom of the chart is row 1 and is read from right to left , the row above it is row 2 and that is read left to right then row 3 is back to right to left and so on. Hope that helps. I am super experienced in chart knitting so I hope I helped and not confused you more
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011 08:30:04 PM »

That did help...I have avoided it until today and I remembered that I posted this lol.  The person who wrote the chart had just knitted it freehand I think, and then made the chart after to share, because it's sideways...so row 1 isn't on the bottom, but on the left (which means it should be read from the bottom upwards, right?...well, it isn't).  If I turned the chart so that row 1 was on the bottom, they have the pattern being read from left to right.

So yes, you were a tremendous help...I'll probably just redo the chart in excel so that it's correct and try this again *sigh*...and eventually I'll probably just take the scarf outside with some vodka, do a shot, soak the scarf in alcohol and light it on fire.   Tongue  Thank you for your help!!!  At least if this doesn't work out, I know from this point on!!!
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