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Topic: Help with Knitty "Aeolian Shawl"  (Read 2396 times)
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« on: May 21, 2012 05:32:16 AM »

Oh dear, I don't think I'm destined for Estonian lace. I should probably stay away from lace in general, actually!

So, this is just a thing which I can't quite work out. The pattern says to work the starter chart, which I did, and didn't seem to have any problems. Then it says to work the yucca chart, and there's a section with the pattern repeat highlighted. Do I just knit that pattern repeat section over and over again for the row, or do I do the whole row, including those extra y/os on the end, which means that I'll have like..two yarn overs in a row and..oh help, my brain. For the first row of the chart I knitted it all the way through and did the repeat, and then knitted it all the way through again and then just the repeated section, but now on the third row of the chart I can't work out how to do it. I started just doing the highlighted pattern repeat section, but it doesn't seem to divide evenly into the number of stitches I have.

With the starter chart, you worked the chart twice on each row, and there's a marker in the middle. With the yucca chart, how many times do you work the chart on each row? Does it increase? What's happening!

I can't see anything terrible happening with my knitting at the moment, but as it's a lace pattern it's not too easy to see until I've knitted myself into a hole. I tried to knit Laminaria and came up with a similar problem - after working all the increases I must have done something wrong because I had no idea why I didn't have enough stitches.
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012 06:57:49 AM »

Yes, as you make the piece larger you repeat the sts in the box over and over - no where will you have 2 YOs next to each other. So do the edge sts, then the first few (which include the yos) then those in the box, and the sts after the box and center stitch or the edge sts. The first time through the chart you only have enough sts to knit the repeats once, at least on some patterns; with others you might do the repeated ones in the box 2 or 3 times.

« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012 10:30:05 AM »

The pattern itself covers how to user the charts pretty well I think:

Pattern repeats when working from charts: The set-up chart shows all stitches as knitted. In the other charts, the pattern repeat is outlined in red. Knit the stitches to the right of the outlined pattern repeat, repeat the stitches between the red lines until just enough stitches remain before the center stitch marker to finish by knitting the stitches to the left of the outlined pattern repeat. Repeat on second side of the shawl.

If I recall correctly you repeat the center portion of the yucca pattern twice (on each side of the shawl) the first time through.

If you are on Ravelry there's an Aeolian KAL group that might be helpful for you.
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012 04:35:34 PM »

Thank you very much! Now I understand what I'm doing, I hope Cheesy
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