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knitpatterns, knitting charts
Knitting pattern charts ( fair isle ) intarsia or jacquard motifs or color knitting charts
Knitting charts are visual patterns. Each square represents one stitch.
Charts are read beginning in the lower right corner.
The first row is read from right to left and the second is read from left to right.
Repeating knitting patterns, jacquard and or intarsia
ntarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns with
As with the woodknitting technique of the same name, fields of different colors and materials appear to be
inlaid in one another, but are in fact all separate pieces, fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.
To prevent holes in your knitting knit, you have to pick up floats, at the wrong side of your knit.
If the strands are long, like in intarsia knitting, you have to wind your yarn on bobbins, this way each color area
has his own strand of yarn, waiting on the bobbin. When the two colors meet, you intertwine the yarns,
at the wrong side, this way you prevent a hole at that color changing point.
Intarsia is most often knitted flat, rather than in the round.
Knitting in the round is much easier, to follow the knitting chart. You stay at the right side all the time.
Tip if you knit very loose;
I use one half size smaller needle for the wrong side rows, to make my knitting knit tight.
A red cardigan makes for a bold splash of color, particularly if the rest of the outfit is plainly
Red cardigan sweaters can look great with a dress or a pair of slick jeans.
A chocolate brown cardigan sweater is a great fall option and can be worn with other earth tones.
A pink cardigan is rather sweet and playful for springtime, especially with a sundress, skirt or pastel tee.
A black cardigan or white cardigan can be dressy or casual depending on how a woman wears either-sheer or
cashmere white and black over a dressy top make for beautiful semi-formal wear.
A long cotton white cardigan is great for a brisk day at the beach,
while a knit black cardigan sweater warms the
chill of a casual winter afternoon.
Collared cardigan sweaters are particularly adorable as twin sets.
Repeating patterns and knitting graphs
he scale of the overall pattern relative to the size of the
whole sweater is a key variable in the "look" of
the sweater. Large overall patterns eliminate the need for accent patterns, but may be too bold for some wearers.
A small, fine pattern makes an excellent background for accent patterns, but may not be visible with a particular yarn,
or may be too retiring for some wearers.
The colors I used are only to show the motifs properly, use your own imagination and yarns for
We have just one world, but we live in different ones
ommon examples of intarsia include sweaters with large, solid-color
features like fruits, flowers,
or geometric shapes. Argyle socks and sweaters are normally done in intarsia, although the thin diagonal lines are
often overlaid in a later step, using Swiss darning or sometimes just a simple backstitch.
Every time you do a new pattern, especially if you get something different from what you did before, it just
feels good to do something different. Is that important? Yes, it is. If you take pride in what you are doing,
you are going to do it to the best of your ability. And when it's done, you get a sense of pride and it looks good.
00 Peruvian knitting patterns
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01 knitting color charts fair isle Norwegian intarsia patterns
02 knitting color charts fair isle Norwegian intarsia patterns
03 knitting color charts fair isle Norwegian intarsia patterns
04 knitting color charts fair isle Norwegian intarsia patterns
05 knitting color charts intarsia patterns
06 knitting color charts sports intarsia patterns
07 knitting color charts fair isle Norwegian intarsia patterns
08 knitting color charts fair isle Norwegian intarsia patterns
09 knitting color charts fair isle Norwegian intarsia patterns
children's knitting graphs
Intarsia knitting is a fairly easy technique to learn since it is usually knit in stocking stitch, which is a simple and common
knitting stitch that has all the knit stitches on the outside of the fabric and all the purl stitches, or knit stitches in reverse, on the inside of the
Most intarsia knitting patterns are charted on knitting graph paper.
On an intarsia chart, each square of the grid will be filled in with a particular color, so that the knitter can anticipate when and where in the knitting
process you need to change colors.
You may choose to use the original color scheme presented in the pattern, or choose to substitute different colors.
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