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twylag
« on: September 08, 2012 03:17:08 PM »

can someone help me work the kinks out of this by test swatchingfor me?
itssupposed to be sort of braid ish, but something doesnt quite look right so i'd really appreciatesome help
co 15, turn
p1 k1 across, turn
k1 p1across, turn
p1 k1 across, turn
repeat starts here
p3, cn in front p1, k1 off cn, cn in front, p1, k1 off cn, k1,cn in back, p1, k1, p3, turn
k3, p1, cn in back, k1, p1 off cn, cn in back, k1, p1off back, p1, cn in front, p1, k1 off cn, k4, turn
p3, k1,p1, k1, cn inback, k1, p1 off cn, cn inback, k1, p1 off cn, cn in back, k1, p1 in back, p3, turn
k4, cn in back, k1, p1 off cn, cn in back, k1, p1 off cn, p2, k1, p1, k3, turn
p3, k1, p1, cn in front, p1, k1 off cn, k1, cn in back, k1, p1 off cn, cn in back, k1, p1 off cn, p3, turn
k3, p1, cn in back, k1, p1 off cn,  k1, cn in front, p1, k1 off cn, cn in front, p1, k1 off cn,p1, k3, turn
go back to "repeat starts here" and do it three or foru times
then repeat the first three rib rows.

hoofta this tookmelike a half hour to post from a tablet pc
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soozeq
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012 08:28:00 AM »

Are there just 2 sts in the 'cable' or twist? Your first row doesn't have enough sts in it if that's the case, there's only 13 sts - p3, cn in front p1, k1 off cn, cn in front, p1, k1 off cn, k1,cn in back, p1, k1, p3, turn - or did you forget to put in another twist? And are you doing them on every row? That may be the problem, you might need a plain 'ribbed' row (knit the sts as they appear) in between them.
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twylag
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012 09:46:59 AM »

crap.  I did the text off the drawing/chart that I drew.  would it help if I posted a pic of it?
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twylag
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012 09:55:08 AM »

heres a pic
« Last Edit: September 09, 2012 09:56:18 AM by twylag » THIS ROCKS   Logged

soozeq
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2012 07:00:25 AM »

Sorry, that doesn't help much; I can't read cable charts well and colors make it even worse. But it does answer a couple of questions...

What's the problem you're having with it - doesn't it work out the way you'd like it to?
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twylag
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012 07:51:40 AM »

No it doesn't look right; the left hand side of it looks fine but the right hand doesn't seem to match and I can't figure it out.  I'll try to post a pic of my tester piece tonight after work so you can see what I mean.
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soozeq
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2012 07:16:38 AM »

Okay good; I can read stitches better than charts.
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twylag
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012 04:42:20 PM »

here's my test piece.  can you see what I mean about the right side?

eta: oh man!  its upside down and I don.t know how to fix it on here.
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soozeq
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2012 08:04:24 AM »

I saved the picture and rotated it. You don't have the same number of sts on the right edge of the twists, or you're not working them the same. I think you need another kp set there.
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twylag
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2012 06:41:49 PM »

are you sure?  I am not quite sure that I follow.  in my head there are three sections like a briad.  the one on the left is kpk, the one in the center is pkp and peels off in either direction accordingly, and the one on the right is kpk also.  Maybe this is where I am buggering it up.  on both the left & right sides I want it to .Look. like it is all kpk, so two knits per braid strand.  oh I wish I was better at making what I see in my head into real words.
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mandyandbingley
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2012 07:28:47 PM »

I think I get what you're trying to do but my brain is shut off for the night, lol. I know you want to design it yourself but take a look at this pattern to maybe help yourself work through it: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/braid-cable-reversible-hiking-scarf
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soozeq
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2012 07:40:13 PM »

I have a suggestion for you to try. Knit a 'plain' WS row with no twist stitches and only do the twists on the RS rows. Just work the sts as they appear on the WS - knit the knits and purl the purls. Try that and see if it works better, most cable or twist patterns don't do them on every row.
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twylag
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2012 04:25:08 AM »

mandy: its not so much I wanted to design it myself I just could find a braid cable that was done as twists with a purl between rather than a true braid cable.
soozeq, I.ll try that.
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soozeq
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2012 07:14:00 AM »

In another forum someone posted a hat they'd made using cable and twist patterns from a book, Twisted-Stitch Knitting. Here's the link to the thread - http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=110386 - I thought of you when I saw it, looks a little like something you're trying for. Here's her ravelry page for it with more photos - http://www.ravelry.com/projects/JoodieKadoodie/twisted-stitch-sampler-hat

Hopefully you can find the book, maybe in a library to look over first.
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mandyandbingley
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2012 08:57:39 AM »

Do you mean a purl stitch in the center of all the cables? Because the pattern I posted is a k1,p1, reversible braid cable. I'm working on a detailed cabled sweater at the moment, or else I'd read through your pattern more.
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