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Topic: How do you indicate a color change in knitting patterns?  (Read 679 times)
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« on: December 20, 2006 02:57:30 PM »

I'm working on some jumbo critter and kitty felted knit patterns BUT I'm trying to figure out how to indicate color changes in the pattern without having a chart because I want it to be as easy as possible. Following charts when increasing and decreasing is too confusing for a beginner... or me for that matter - it's like driving and talking on the cell phone - you're just asking for roadkill knit.

Does anyone have any examples? thanks all!

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2006 03:01:23 PM »

You can define them as Main Color [MC] and Contrast Color [CC]. If you have several CC's you can define them as CC1, CC2, etc. Then, in the written instructions you say "With MC knit 10 stitches, with CC3 knit four stitches" etc. I personally prefer charts for color work.

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2006 03:05:00 PM »

thanks for your help. I can always include a chart as well - I'd rather be redundant. There is no more that three colors for any pattern, with white being one of them a lot of the time.

how would you mark an increase or decrease in a chart?

« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2006 04:42:46 PM »

I just knitted a scarf with a reversible cable pattern. It was super easy and quick to knit. It was a free pattern I found on the yarn wrapper. Here's the link to the website:

It's free- you just have to register. This is probably my new favorite pattern! Hope this helps!  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2006 05:27:48 AM »

I've always seen increases with little lambda-like marks.  you can always add a legend to any chart you make if you decide to go with another symbol. Smiley

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